This Artist Spotlight Curated By Stacy Engman and presented at ART CAPSUL @ The Plaza Hotel is a site specific body of work featuring Terence Koh’s latest explorations of his work with moon beams, planetary supply and scarcity, the universal and transcendent nature of art as an energy, shared experience of communication through visual, audio, energetic, and vibrational forms.
The show officially opened on the Winter Solstice (December 21, 2017), and consists of 14 unique drawings that line the panels of the storied Edwardian Room Salon, each drawing with the word “art” written in a different language in white ink on black paper referencing the longest night of the year, with the tiny inscription inclusive of broad dialects; an Orbital Vibration Sculpture that is a functional trampoline in which the artist utilized as the platform for his performance art piece in the gallery complete with roses and a small speaker playing Tiny Dancer instrumental; and a unique art installation and imagined abode designed by the artist that contains recycled, new, and old elements of sustenance and comfort - that is nostalgic yet post-apocoliptic / futuristic at once - with items ranging from a Tiffany lamp, an electric wood burning fireplace, stacks of Campbell’s soup cans (referencing Warhol), a grey felt resting bed (referencing Joseph Buoys, a tree branch with mini lights adornment, plants and vegetation, a bees wax melting pot that is at the center of an alter-like focal point, which recreates the bees wax discs the artist utilized to capture moon beams in the ocean in California - to function as the receiving apparatus for the captured Moon Beams to release in the installation environment, and permeate as olfactory art throughout the space with the sweet smell of bees wax honey. An old fashioned record player and seasonal and secular records regularly play, with a toilet seat on a bucket referencing Duchamp, and are reminiscent of the artists previous series where he gilded his own waste, which was purchased by Saatchi Gallery amongst other notable collectors.
The artist performed head massages as part of the energetic exchange and direct Moon Beam release. Art collectors can purchase the directions of massage for re-creation, blessed by the artist, as a performance art piece of the Moon Beam Cranial Massage (price available upon request).
This is Engman’s fourth curated Artist Spotlight at Art Capsul at The Plaza Hotel, with past shows including mathematics riddle painter Nelson Sairs, A co-presentation with Sotheby’s featuring paintings by the Artist Roy Newell, and an art meets fashion collection featuring a grouping of international artists.
A very special thank you to Rubenstein PR for support and contribution of art materials for this show series.