Habitat for Appetite
Amanda Martinez, Emre Kocagil, and Hein Koh
November 19 - December 10, 2016
Opening reception: November 19, 7-10pm
Selena Gallery presents Habitat for Appetite, an exhibition featuring three artists who share a sweet affinity for color and a relation to music transformed into visual holistic gesture. The chromatic works of Amanda Martinez, Emre Kocagil, and Hein Koh transform space into a dancing composition with moments of grace and heaviness.
Stretching throughout the architecture of the space, Amanda Martinez will exhibit a site-specific piece resembling music staffs and the neck of a stringed instrument. Punctuated by hanging forms relating to a cumulative effect of sound and material, Martinez's playful and thoughtful approach to her sculptural process will incorporate the width and height of the gallery. Emre Kocagil's paintings reference the natural world in bright hues with a quick frenzied energy. Kocagil's poetic painting mischief resonates within a balance of carnal and considerate. Hein Koh's drawings present cosmic symmetry with a blending of smooth shapes amidst a consistent duality and balance. Like flashlights in the dark, Koh's shapes are highlighted with a radiance elevating recognizable shapes to a mystical space. Koh will also exhibit Sacred Hole, a gold sculpture over five feet in height composed of canvas, Poly-Fil, spandex and wire.