A Dream of Fire and Water
A Dream of Fire and Water depicts a large vivid Phoenix created from fabric, flying out of birdcages. It represents the artist Soyeon Cho’s fundamental belief in the resilience of the human spirit and the intrinsic value of each person that extends beyond the value assigned by society. The birdcages covered by glass flowers represent different social groups each of us inhabit (home, work, culture). In this piece, Cho’s goal is to provide the audience with a glimpse of the intrinsic value of their own dreams. Eventually, Cho wishes to show others the unending ability of the human mind to re-imagine and re-create tradition into a “utopian landscape.”
About the Artist
Soyeon Cho is a NYC and Canada based artist. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including Union Gallery, Canada, MASS MoCA, USA, Museum of Arts and Design, USA, and the 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy. She has previously participated in residencies in New York including Chashama Residency, Henry Street Settlement Artist in Residency Program and Project Studio Program at PS122. Soeyon Cho earned her MFA at the School of Visual Arts, USA.