Objects I create are casts of fragmented molds and exaggerated abstractions of the same. Molds—historically used to as voids—transform their behavior to now an engaged cast. Here, the residues, leftovers, remains, and remnants, which were once valuable parts in the context of one process no longer holds the same ideas, function, nor value once they are removed from its process. I celebrate these autonomous outcasts through the act of casting; which for me is an act of acknowledging the disappearance by preserving its meaningful parts. They are exhaustedly performed in repetition to create layers that grow in volumes, masses, and spaces; becoming ambiguous exaggerations of self. The environments of making inevitably become a resource for further exploration. In this habitat, all objects are artifacts of investigation. Importantly, its a physical documentation that viewers witness through the study in each piece as a beholder of another.
— Hae Won Sohn
Sohn has recently been selected as a finalist for the inaugural Galerie Emerging Artist Award (2019) by Galerie Magazine. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Emmanuel Barbault Gallery, New York, NY; Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX; MONO Practice, Baltimore, MD; Next Step Studio & Gallery, Ferndale, MI; Zahoorul Akhlaq Gallery of National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan; and Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art, Seoul, South Korea.