Prak-Sis Contemporary Arts Association


16 West Ontario Street 1st Floor
16 West Ontario Street 1st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60654
United States
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E-mail address : gaci.chicago@gmail.com
Website :http://www.prak-sis.com


ABOUT

  • Helen Kim   Helen Kim assists the director to display artwork, promote, market, and sell the artwork.

GACI Project is created by Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association, emphasizing art career development and art education. Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association was founded in January 2009 as a not for profit art organization. Prak-sis is a dynamic art experience, migrating to diverse locations across the cityscape. Since the Fall of 2010, Prak-sis has worked with small businesses and neighborhood support organizations for mutual benefit. With technology flooding our modern lives, Prak-sis has accomplished international public art projects in Ulsan in South Korea and in Mexico City. Prak-sis has also participated in International Art Fairs in Affordable Art Fair in Singapore, Scope New York, Art Bazaar Jakarta, Scope Miami and Context Art new York. Prak-sis respects and appreciates both new media art and traditional artwork. In the context of New Media Art and traditional art forms, Prak-sis continues to further develop and focus on online projects as the members organize physical art exhibitions, bridging the gap between new technologies and traditional artistic practices.

Prak-sis Gallery is a cozy fine art gallery just north of downtown Chicago. We welcome local community and visitors to the city. We try to provide memorable art experiences with stunning artwork by Geon - Art Case International (GACI) Project at GACI room and Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association (Prak-sis CAA). GACI room is primarily focused on solo exhibition circulating every month to support artists who wishes to continue their professional art career at international art projects.

GACI Project works with many different artists from nascent to experienced, emphasizing the development of their brands as well as enhancing their art careers under director, Mi-yeon (Geon) Kwon. At G-Art Case, we pay particular attention to solo projects and represent artists' artwork in a smaller scale at our gallery for both art lovers and collectors.


Exhibiting Artists

  • Maxwell Emcays  (+)

    Biography : Maxwell Emcays is a multidisciplinary creative who began his journey producing digitally created artwork. Stylistically, he references abstract expressionism, pop art and Afrocentrism. Emcays channels his production process and rendering to echo the underlying theme.

    Exhibition : His work has been seen in Art Fairs in Miami, Chicago galleries, the Dusable Museum, private collection and highlighted on NBC’s “Making a Difference”.

    Detailed Description : Maxwell Emcays is a Chicago-based rising star artist creating his art at Mhub, an engineering co-working space. Emcays uses laser cutting machines and CNC router to create physical objects based on his digitally created images. Each artwork is very unique and one of kind because of the wood medium and production methods, including paint, varnish and composition of several multi-layered and individual wood structure and pieces. As such, although reproductions of the same digital format can be made, each artpiece is unique unto themselves. Among numerous series of Emcays’ artwork, Prak-sis CAA will exhibit his OFF The GRID series. This body of work aims at capturing the majestic beauty of wildlife in support of conservation. The title “OFF THE GRID” references the style of rendering used to acknowledge humanity's impact of the extinction and abuse of the animal kingdom.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Maxwell  Emcays - Off THE GRID, Animal Kingdom

      Off THE GRID, Animal Kingdom

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    Also represented by:

  • Amgela Hojung Jang  (+)

    Biography : Angela Hojung Jang Inheriting artistry from her film actor and actress parents, Angela Hojung Jang was born in Seoul in South Korea, with a naturally gifted talent. Because of her parents’ love of film, Jang was naturally exposed to the film industry as well as artistic environment. Unlike many other artistic practices where most Korean artists are trained at academic centers, Jang built her own world of art in her family. Her major turning point to study toward professional programs was at Art Club at her middle school by her art instructor, Jongsuh Kim. As a female artist in Korea, her desire to create artwork was buried under the conservative societal norm of the South Korean culture. However, she was able to break the societal shell to find her identity with her thoughtful observation of her role, as a female, mother, wife, and daughter-in-law. Jang is currently in a Ph.D. program in the Fine Art Department at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul with full scholarship and exceeding in her academic achievement at top level. Jang’s art practice has been focused in this series, “Beyond What You See,” that are primarily focused on conceptual representational paintings describing plastic bags for last 5 years. Her solo exhibitions has been in Seoul and in Shanghai in China. Jang was also selected artist in New York in 2016. Her series “Beyond What You See” is the proposed artwork as the second recommended series by Prak-sis Contemporary Art Association.

    Exhibition : Education
    Attending doctor’s degree in fine art, visual art Dept. Sookmyung Women's University
    BFA & MFA SookMyung Woman's University

    Solo Exhibitions
    5th Solo Exhibition


    Group Exhibitions
    --Call For Artists 2016 / New York, USA
    --New York Contemporary @ Shanghai, / Shanghai, China
    --1993~ numerous curated exhibitions

    Detailed Description : Beyond What You See Angela Hojung Jang’s visualization and contextualization in her paintings are not what you see only. One can imagine the juxtaposition of the usage of plastic bags. Jang emphasizes the context of symbolic object beyond the beauty of hyper realistic method of painting on canvas and acrylic panel. Jang was able to find her unique observation of a grocery plastic bag reflecting our mundane life. The wrinkles in her oil painting are the creation after we use the bags to contain groceries or objects to carry from one to another location. It can be home kitchen, or restaurant kitchen, or any other locations that would prep the ingredients to serve and the grocery would nurture healthy body. It can be anywhere that are in needs for those objects. However, once it was used for its function, those become so abandoned until it would become next use of it. When Jang realized that this kind of happening to human society in relationships, at times psychologically she reflected on herself, it does not become only her story. She wanted to create dialogues of one’s existence. Jang wanted to state that her best effort is to make the plastic bags shine and elegant through the detailed wrinkles at fine level of art. The more wrinkles created by usages and containing goods to carry, the more shines to thin plastic bag become. That would carry her message how one can be spotlighted without luxury goods or fancy fashion items. One that serves us and is useful for our everyday needs is so precious. In order to create this perspectives in visual statement, Jang sets up a fine form out of plastic bags and special lightings spotlight to the plastic bag in her studio and photograph it. Then Jang digitally processes the photograph to refine the visual to paint with oil paints. Her interest of gigantic sizes of paintings is to speak out loud her message. Jang hopes that more people would see and hear her messages in this series.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Amgela Hojung  Jang - Beyond What You See

      Beyond What You See

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    Also represented by:

  • Lynn Neuman  (+)

    Biography : Lynn Neuman’s paintings have been included in private collections in Chicago, Cincinnati, Albuquerque and Atlanta. Neuman works out of her studio in Roscoe Village in Chicago where she creates her arresting paintings which reflect the relationships between people and the interplay of life in urban centers. Neuman's solo exhibition, Urban Relativity, at Open House Contemporary Gallery, ran from January through April 2016 in Chicago. Neuman’s current corporate exhibition on display at Urban Innovations in the River North Gallery district has continued for 8 months. She has participated in various group shows, most recently stARTup Art Fair Chicago, Refuge and Jewel Box with the Hyde Park Art Center and has taught drawing courses out of her studio. Her extensive travel experience and work in the digital advertising field with notable brands based in New York, Chicago and across the US, has inspired the diverse perspectives and subjects of her paintings, which address the way we connect as humans in the digital age. Neuman received her BFA at the University of Michigan and continued her studies through art centers and with renowned teachers, such as Marvin Mattelson for portrait painting and Paul Klein. She was recently selected by City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to receive a 2017 Individual Artists Program grant.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Lynn  Neuman - What She Wants

      What She Wants

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Other Represented Artists

  • Jyl Bonaguro  (+)

    Biography : Born in Chicago Heights, IL, Bonaguro is a sculptor specializing in carving Italian marble and limestone by hand. Though largely self taught in the art of stone carving, Bonaguro has a BA in English–creative writing from Loyola University Chicago & Rome, Italy; an Honorary Credential in sculpture and mural studies from Northeastern University of China; a 3 week residency in Pietrasanta, Italy for stone carving, and has studied figure drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her multi-faceted approach to education has allowed her to expand her artistic vision into sculptural forms, live art installations and playwrighting.

    Exhibition : Bonaguro’s work can be found in private art collections throughout the United States. Select sculpture exhibitions include: Scope Miami 2016, Aqua Art Miami 2016, “Nature in Motion” Lincoln Park Zoo IL, “Voices and Visions” at the Highland Park Art Center IL and “Intertwined” at the Korean Cultural Center IL. A documentary is currently being filmed on her by Motion Filmworks. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

    Detailed Description : Bonaguro came to the incredibly labor-intensive art form of stone carving in 1998, but did not return to it until 2014. After over a decade of success for her oil paintings, she began to search for a medium better suited to her concepts that examine the intersection of industrialization, beauty and immortality. The earthly, heavy material of marble is uniquely suited to her ideas and transformed by the apparent weightlessness of her compositions. Often working spontaneously, Bonaguro’s modern approach to the ancient art of stone carving turns away from a formal academic approach and reveals the raw stone in select areas, leaving sections untouched and natural. In addition to sculptures of wings, Bonaguro is currently in the early stages of work for a 16 foot Athena sculpture of the modern woman.

Off THE GRID, Animal Kingdom - Maxwell  Emcays

Maxwell Emcays Off THE GRID, Animal Kingdom

1. Eagle, 57”W x 62”H, Digitally created wood composition, 2017, $13,500
2. Lion, 54”W x 65”H, Digitally created wood composition, 2017, $13,500
3.Shark, 74”W x 47”H, Digitally created wood composition, 2017, $15,500

Artwork will be able to created in various sizes to spaces.

Beyond What You See - Amgela Hojung  Jang

Amgela Hojung Jang Beyond What You See

Under former film actor and actress parents, Angela Hojung Jang was born with artistic talent in Seoul in South Korea. Jang’s Korean parents’ love of film, Jang was naturally exposure to film industry as well as artistic environment. Unlike many other artistic practice most Korean artists could be trained at academic system, she has built her own world of art in her family. She recalls her tough time not able to attend art schools growing up but with only scholarship for her artistic talent and financial needs. Her major turning point to study toward much professional program was at Art Club at her middle school by her art instructor, Jongsuh Kim. As a woman artist, her desire to create artwork was buried under her gender in conservative society in South Korea for some years. However, she was able to break the social shell to find her identity with her thoughtful observation of her role, as a female, a mother, a wife, and a daughter in law. Jang is currently in PHD program in Fine Art Department at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul with full scholarship and exceeding her academic achievement at top level.Jang’s art practice has been focused in this series, Beyond What You See, that are primarily focused on conceptual representational paintings describing plastic bags for last 5 years. Her solo exhibitions has been in Seoul and in Shanghi in China. Jang was also selected artist in New York in 2016.

Angela Hojung Jang was able to find her unique observation of a grocery plastic bag reflecting our human life. The wrinkles in her oil painting are the creation after we use the bags to contain groceries or objects to carry from one to another location. It can be home kitchen, or restaurant kitchen, or any other locations that would prep the ingredients to serve and the grocery would nurture healthy body. It can be anywhere that are in needs for those objects. However, once it was used for its functions, those become so abandoned until it would become next use of it. When Jang realized that this kind of happening to

What She Wants - Lynn  Neuman

Lynn Neuman What She Wants

Oil on Linen, 36 x 60 in

Lynn Neuman’s paintings have been included in private collections in Chicago, Cincinnati, Albuquerque and Atlanta. Neuman works out of her studio in Roscoe Village in Chicago where she creates her arresting paintings which reflect the relationships between people and the interplay of life in urban centers. Neuman's solo exhibition, Urban Relativity, at Open House Contemporary Gallery, ran from January through April 2016 in Chicago. Neuman’s current corporate exhibition on display at Urban Innovations in the River North Gallery district has continued for 8 months. She has participated in various group shows, most recently stARTup Art Fair Chicago, Refuge and Jewel Box with the Hyde Park Art Center and has taught drawing courses out of her studio. Her extensive travel experience and work in the digital advertising field with notable brands based in New York, Chicago and across the US, has inspired the diverse perspectives and subjects of her paintings, which address the way we connect as humans in the digital age. Neuman received her BFA at the University of Michigan and continued her studies through art centers and with renowned teachers, such as Marvin Mattelson for portrait painting and Paul Klein. She was recently selected by City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to receive a 2017 Individual Artists Program grant.