Juxtapoz Magazine – Broccoli Women on the Edge of Precipice in Hein Koh’s New Solo Show

David J. Holcomb


“I realized that she is an ‘other,’ currently being green and different,” Hein Koh advised us in our current Spring 2022 quarterly. “As an Asian-American female artist weirdo, I am so utilized to remaining a minority that I you should not assume as well substantially about it on a each day basis.  Nonetheless, the way I navigate the globe is exceptional to my id, and that will come by way of my vegetal women as well. They are relatable, though—I will not want them to appeal just to a tiny niche audience, I want their encounters to be collective and universal.”

The Broccoli character is the star of the demonstrate, virtually, at Anton Kern in Koh’s latest solo show, On the Edge of Precipice. As the gallery notes, “Often becoming a member of the Broccoli woman in this physique of operate is a new character, The Shadow. It acts in a number of ways: as both a associate for her to interact with in the Jungian feeling of one’s have shadow (and facing it) and as a metaphor for the strategy of growing old and starting to be a shadow of one’s previous self. The darker nature of the do the job is grounded, having said that, in a basic optimism. The Broccoli woman accepts, even embraces, her shadow. Also, Koh is unafraid to convey the worry and uncertainty of center age, the disillusionment that can come with all that goes on in the planet nowadays, and the existential thoughts that arise as a end result. The Broccoli lady is on the edge of a precipice, but there appears to be to be some thing new and interesting over and above it.”


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