A large vertical wood-block print titled “Endless Column” is an ironic reference to Constantin Brancusi’s eponymous sculpture. Far from an endless column, the power of modern Western culture is on the wane, as implied in the ruined cinder blocks placed on pedestals, like Ozymandias artifacts.
Moon is a crackerjack painter, as these works on paper affirm. Like many immigrants, she makes art about the cultural fusion of homeland and adopted country. She is rare among them with a tone and outlook that are upbeat. Rather than stress dislocation, her paintings say, bring it on. Moon melds references to Roy Lichtenstein, Asian scrolls, Korean pop culture and abstract expressionism just as deftly as she segues from translucent inks to opaque impasto acrylic.
Catherine Fox is chief visual arts critic of www.ArtsCriticATL.com
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The bottom line: not only showcases the fine work of the particular artists, who all contributed substantive and well-crafted mini-exhibits.