ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/show en-us 40 40+ Artists - Santa Fe Art Colony - May 15th - May 15th <p>Over 40 artist studios open to the public with food, drinks and art in DTLA.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:53:18 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list 40+ Artists - Santa Fe Art Colony - May 14th - May 14th <p>Over 40 artis studios open to the public with food, drinks and art in DTLA.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:50:26 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Chuck Kelton - Von Lintel Gallery - May 7th - June 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to an announce an exhibition of experimental photography by New York artist&nbsp;<a href="https://t.e2ma.net/click/y3wim/69i6al/qdj8hd" target="_blank">Chuck Kelton</a>. The exhibition is the artist&rsquo;s first solo show with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kelton works inside the darkroom transforming light, paper and chemistry into rich, abstract landscapes that express the beauty and function of silver photographic materials. Because his practice foregoes cameras and negatives, each work is rendered entirely unique.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Gold chloride and selenium toned chemograms coax a surprising palette of fiery oranges and lush violets from gelatin silver paper. In a smaller suite of work, Kelton combines chemogram and photogram techniques; the shift marked with a cracked, folded horizon line separating swirling tones from values that transition into a subtle, velvety black.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The image in a photogram is the result of exposing photographic paper to light&mdash;<em>writing with light</em>. Whereas the image in a chemogram is the outcome of exposing photographic paper to developer and fixer&mdash;<em>writing with chemistry</em>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">After decades of working with negative based imagery, Kelton turned his eye towards a reduced pictorial space. He stripped photographic materials down to the studs; building essential, minimalist compositions of black and white lines. In subsequent series, he pushed color back into the structure by exploring early processes like gold and iron toning using new and expired chemicals.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&ldquo;The darkroom experience has always had a magical place in my life. Though the materials change, the thrill of the darkroom drama remains the same. The process has been going on for more than 150 years and every time you make a print, you are tied into that history.&rdquo;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&mdash;Chuck Kelton interview with Onward Photo</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kelton's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Biblioth&eacute;que nationale de France; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; International Center of Photography, New York; and New York Public Library. The artist lives and works in Jersey City, NJ.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:51:09 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Charles Ray, Ron Nagle, Ellsworth Kelly, Katharina Fritsch, Vincent Fecteau, Thomas Demand, Peter Cain, Paul Sietsema - Matthew Marks Gallery, North Orange Grove - April 30th - June 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">Matthew Marks is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>Pavlova's Dawg and Other Works by Gallery Artists</em>, the next exhibition in his galleries at 1062 North Orange Grove and 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. The exhibition is comprised of works by Peter Cain, Thomas Demand, Vincent Fecteau, Katharina Fritsch, Ellsworth Kelly, Ron Nagle, Charles Ray, and Paul Sietsema.<br /><br /><em>Pavlova's Dawg and Other Works by Gallery Artists</em>&nbsp;will be on view at 1062 Orange Grove and 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard from April 30 to June 25, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:45:42 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Paul Sietsema, Charles Ray, Ron Nagle, Ellsworth Kelly, Katharina Fritsch, Vincent Fecteau, Thomas Demand, Peter Cain - Matthew Marks Gallery, Santa Monica - April 30th - June 25th <p style="text-align: justify;">Matthew Marks is pleased to announce&nbsp;<em>Pavlova's Dawg and Other Works by Gallery Artists</em>, the next exhibition in his galleries at 1062 North Orange Grove and 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles. The exhibition is comprised of works by Peter Cain, Thomas Demand, Vincent Fecteau, Katharina Fritsch, Ellsworth Kelly, Ron Nagle, Charles Ray, and Paul Sietsema.<br /><br /><em>Pavlova's Dawg and Other Works by Gallery Artists</em>&nbsp;will be on view at 1062 Orange Grove and 7818 Santa Monica Boulevard from April 30 to June 25, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:45:35 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Mark Sheinkman - Von Lintel Gallery - May 7th - June 18th <p style="text-align: justify;">Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by New York artist&nbsp;<a href="https://t.e2ma.net/click/ibwim/69i6al/yz17hd" target="_blank">Mark Sheinkman</a>. The exhibition marks the artist&rsquo;s tenth with the gallery.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The compositions in this show are among the artist&rsquo;s most diverse. Frenetic, crisscrossing lines and spirographic roulettes cop the language of mechanical drawings and plunge into perpetual depths of field. While elsewhere serpentine scribbles and waving verticals vibrate into optical illusions focused more immediately on the surface.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The paintings follow a subtractive and additive process. Crushed graphite covers linen coated with white oil and alkyd. Then Sheinkman&mdash;wielding an eraser, brushes and various tools&mdash;carves into and wipes away the dark gray to expose the layers underneath. More graphite is applied and the method repeats; creating endless monochromatic variations of line and space.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>"The method yields inverted values: the drawings vaguely resemble photographic negatives, luminous tracery floating within dark fields. Sheinkman's all-over lines are kin to Jackson Pollock's skeins of paint and Brice Marden's calligraphic lyricism, but they have a distinctive ephemeral quality, somewhere between wisps of smoke and the ghost-like traces on X-rays.&ldquo;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&mdash;Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sheinkman was born in New York in 1963 and received a B.A. from Princeton University. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. He has exhibited regularly in the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan; and the Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:20:53 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) - May 18th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>LACE BENEFIT ART AUCTION |&nbsp;Wednesday, May 18, 2016,&nbsp;7-10 pm</strong><br /><br /><a href="http://welcometolace.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fd274380bbf60745ca2b16604&amp;id=08477e8333&amp;e=55639b7d50" target="_blank"><strong>PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>PARTICIPATING ARTISTS</strong><br />Kim Abeles, Edgar Arceneaux, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Kristin Calabrese, Cassils, York Chang, Beatriz Cortez, Kenturah Davis, Sam Durant, Martin Durazo, Rafa Esparza, Cayetano Ferrer, Mariah Garnett, Mark Steven Greenfield, Ashley Hunt, Candice Lin, Tala Madani, Elana Mann, Barry Markowitz, Emily Mast, Michael McMillen, Sandeep Mukherjee, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Gina Osterloh, Gala Porras-Kim, Andy Robert, Ed Ruscha, Lindsay August Salazar, A.L. Steiner, Don Suggs, Clarissa Tossin, Jeffrey Vallance, among others.&nbsp;<a href="http://welcometolace.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=fd274380bbf60745ca2b16604&amp;id=3f48163a1a&amp;e=55639b7d50" target="_blank">See the full list here.</a><br /><br /><strong>AUCTION CO-CHAIRS</strong><br />Kathie Foley-Meyer and Robert Galstian<br /><br /><strong>HOST COMMITTEE</strong><br />Councilmember Mitch O&rsquo;Farrell,&nbsp;Kit Baron,&nbsp;Lyndon and Janine Barrois,&nbsp;Kathryn Bise,&nbsp;Luis de Jesus, Fox Entertainment Group,Sam Freeman,&nbsp;Anne Friedman,&nbsp;Robert Galstian, Cami and Howard Gordon,&nbsp;The Honorable Robert M. Hertzberg,&nbsp;Annette Johnson and George Urena,&nbsp;Demetrio Kerrison and Gianna Drake Kerrison,&nbsp;Tulsa Kinney,&nbsp;Sherry Kondor,&nbsp;Winnie Lam,&nbsp;Linda Maggard,&nbsp;Juliet McIver,&nbsp;Joe and Janet Nunez,&nbsp;Pauli Ochi,&nbsp;Sarah and Bill Odenkirk,&nbsp;Michelle Papillion,&nbsp;Judy and Stuart Spence,&nbsp;Ryosuke Tsukioka,&nbsp;Carney R. Shegerian,&nbsp;Elinor and Rubin Turner,&nbsp;Li Wen,&nbsp;Jae Yang<br /><br /><strong>SPONSORS</strong><br />Adrian Rivas Framing, Allan Jeffries Framing, Artillery Magazine, Art Mechanics, Art Services Melrose, Beverly Hills Fine Art Framing, Doce Robles Winery, Fine Art Solutions, Fox Entertainment Group, Ota House, Panera Bread of La Ca&ntilde;ada Flintridge,&nbsp;Midnight&nbsp;Cellars, Mountain Valley Water of L.A., Random Framing, Stone Brewing Co., and Tito&rsquo;s Handmade Vodka</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:14:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Greg Curtis - Monte Vista - May 29th 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;&ldquo;Lens flare&rdquo; is a phenomena in photography and cinema that occurs when non-image forming light enters and refracts within the glass components of a camera lens before reaching the camera&rsquo;s film or digital sensor. The visible artifacts typically manifest themselves as&nbsp;starbursts, rings, or geometric shapes in a row across the image.&nbsp;These artifacts are a common obstacle in photography, usually suppressed through the use of coated lenses, hoods, and lighting technologies.&nbsp;However, the use of lens flare as a signifier of the presence of a documenting camera is suffuse within filmic culture today as a tool for lending reality to an otherwise fabricated digital world; in CGI sequences lens flare gives the illusion of a camera filming a scene that was digitally fabricated inside a computer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Monte Vista Projects is proud to present&nbsp;<em>Event October Horizon</em>. Greg Curtis' exhibition is an installation of framed chromogenic prints wherein the mechanics of the camera lens itself are the sole object. With a camera pointed at a black backdrop in the artist&rsquo;s studio, a light was pointed into various lenses to produce and record isolated lens flares. The resulting images are at once diminutive and expansive: portraits of the camera&rsquo;s own machinations presented as vast extraterrestrial events. The images are paired with identically sized black monochromatic chromogenic prints that contain no information from the camera, pointing to the spaces between still images that construct cinematic sequences. The installed panorama consists of self-reflexive operations made with the fundamental apparatus of the entertainment industry, isolating and foregrounding what is usually considered at best an aesthetic flourish, and at worst an error on the part of the photographer.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Greg Curtis&rsquo; works in photography, video, and animation have recently been exhibited at the Conley Gallery at CSU Fresno; The Institute of Jamais Vu, London UK; Elephant, Los Angeles CA; Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University; Concord, Los Angeles CA; Weekend, Los Angeles CA; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Land of&nbsp;Tomorrow, Lexington KY; and Dan Graham, Los Angeles CA, among others. He received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is based in Los Angeles.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:06:59 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Greg Curtis - Monte Vista - May 7th - May 29th <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;&ldquo;Lens flare&rdquo; is a phenomena in photography and cinema that occurs when non-image forming light enters and refracts within the glass components of a camera lens before reaching the camera&rsquo;s film or digital sensor. The visible artifacts typically manifest themselves as&nbsp;starbursts, rings, or geometric shapes in a row across the image.&nbsp;These artifacts are a common obstacle in photography, usually suppressed through the use of coated lenses, hoods, and lighting technologies.&nbsp;However, the use of lens flare as a signifier of the presence of a documenting camera is suffuse within filmic culture today as a tool for lending reality to an otherwise fabricated digital world; in CGI sequences lens flare gives the illusion of a camera filming a scene that was digitally fabricated inside a computer.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Monte Vista Projects is proud to present&nbsp;<em>Event October Horizon</em>. Greg Curtis' exhibition is an installation of framed chromogenic prints wherein the mechanics of the camera lens itself are the sole object. With a camera pointed at a black backdrop in the artist&rsquo;s studio, a light was pointed into various lenses to produce and record isolated lens flares. The resulting images are at once diminutive and expansive: portraits of the camera&rsquo;s own machinations presented as vast extraterrestrial events. The images are paired with identically sized black monochromatic chromogenic prints that contain no information from the camera, pointing to the spaces between still images that construct cinematic sequences. The installed panorama consists of self-reflexive operations made with the fundamental apparatus of the entertainment industry, isolating and foregrounding what is usually considered at best an aesthetic flourish, and at worst an error on the part of the photographer.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" dir="ltr">Greg Curtis&rsquo; works in photography, video, and animation have recently been exhibited at the Conley Gallery at CSU Fresno; The Institute of Jamais Vu, London UK; Elephant, Los Angeles CA; Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University; Concord, Los Angeles CA; Weekend, Los Angeles CA; Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles CA; Land of&nbsp;Tomorrow, Lexington KY; and Dan Graham, Los Angeles CA, among others. He received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and is based in Los Angeles.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:04:34 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Matthew Grabelsky - Thinkspace - April 30th - May 21st <p style="text-align: justify;">On view in the Thinkspace project room is&nbsp;<em>Underground</em>, featuring new oil paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky. His works combine a hyperrealistic painting technique with a surreal penchant for unlikely juxtapositions. Raised in New York City, Grabelsky uses its subway&rsquo;s underground world as the setting for his unlikely pairings.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Grabelsky&rsquo;s works depict couples on subways, often nonchalantly reading magazines or newspapers, but the male figures in these dyads are strange, quasi-mythological human hybrids with animal heads. Deer, bears, elephants, tigers, and everything in between, make a suited appearance in rush hour. By contrasting the platitudes of the day-to-day with the presence of the extraordinary and unlikely, Grabelsky stages the unexpected within the most unassuming of circumstances.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The appearance of the animal head feels distantly totemic, an archetype for something primordial, ancient, and psychologically motivated. Fascinated by the persistence of animal imagery in mythology and communal cultural imaginaries, Grabelsky superimposes its presence onto his depictions of the contemporary world. For the artist, the animal becomes a manifestation of the inner workings of the hidden subconscious, literally revealing the latent identities and motivations lurking beyond the composure of the human mask.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Technically inspired by 19th Century academic and naturalist painters, Grabelsky creates these unlikely, surreal scenes with a staggering degree of realistic detail. The contrast created between the visual verisimilitude of the works, and the surreal improbability of their content catches the viewer in a prolonged moment of convincingly suspended disbelief.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:50:23 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Kwon Kyung-yup - Thinkspace - April 30th - May 21st <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Thinkspace (Los Angeles) &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Melancholia</em>, the gallery&rsquo;s first solo exhibition of paintings by Korean artist Kwon Kyung-Yup. A graduate of Sejong University in Korea, where she completed an M.F.A, Kwon is currently based out of Seoul. Known for her pale ghostly paintings of delicately rendered figures, the artist uses the human body in her imagery as a vehicle for healing, mourning, and memory. Meditative in their starkness and otherworldly in their filmy delicacy, her figurative depictions are cathartic and emotional, suggesting both trauma and recovery, forgetting and remembering.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Kwon&rsquo;s figures seem suspended in time, arrested in a sort of ageless androgyny. They are beautiful, and yet unspecific, functioning more like symbolic emblems than individual subjects. When creating her work she describes a process of emotive recall in which she revisits emotional events from her past, actively summoning memories to inspire the work. The figure becomes a literal instrument of psycho-spiritual expression through which she explores universally relatable, though intensely personal, themes of femininity, sexuality, death, libidinal impulse, transformation, and ego. The human body becomes a poetic device through which Kwon explores existential drives and deficiencies.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The artist describes her paintings as meditative spaces in which she depicts longing, sadness, and fantasy. A deliberate slowness and calm are typical of their tone and pace. A single figure, minimally adorned, tends to occupy the focus of the foreground. Surrounded by a still expanse of emptiness, there are few other details, if any, to distract from the complete presence of the form. The viewer is left feeling captivated, drawn in by the concise simplicity of the image, submerged in its heavy quietude. The figures&rsquo; skins convey a nuanced depth and pallor, an impressive range of gradation and muted color that resonates through several thin, carefully applied, layers of oil paint. Kwon&rsquo;s attention to the translucent rendering of these milky skins, and the contrast she creates with subtly bloodshot eyes and carefully stylized features transports the figurative realism in her work beyond the realm of naturalism. The figures are excessively human in their pristine vulnerability, and yet entirely other, emotionally charged, and surreal.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At times, the bodies depicted in Kwon&rsquo;s works are wrapped in bandages, caught somewhere between life, trauma, death, and convalescence. This space of ambiguity in which the self is suspended somewhere between a beginning and an end is a recurrent theme in her work. Measured and introspective, Kwon&rsquo;s process is thoughtful rather than reactive, and each piece takes up to two months to complete. She begins her paintings in a contemplative state, a literal meditation aided by conscious breath work, and carefully allows the surface to live, extracting wraiths from the void.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:49:12 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art - April 7th - May 14th <p style="text-align: justify;">In celebration of CSUSB&rsquo;s 50th anniversary, the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art will present &ldquo;Time and Place: 47 years of Art Faculty at CSUSB&rdquo;. The exhibition will be on display April 9 &ndash; May 14, with an opening reception on Thursday, April 7 from 5-7 p.m. with a special, members-only preview at 4:30p.m.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Featuring the artwork of more than thirty current and emeritus faculty members, the exhibition will explore the last five decades of teaching, creating and presenting art. Examining the significance of time and influence of place, the exhibition includes artwork created during the period that each artist was a member of the CSUSB department of art faculty.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:40:58 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Helen Lundeberg, Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, John McLaughlin, Frederick Hammerlsey - Louis Stern Fine Arts - April 28th - July 2nd Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:32:52 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list - ltd los angeles - May 1st 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM <div style="text-align: center;">THEMODELINGAGENCY invites you to the release of</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><strong>"The Drawing Cure"</strong><br /><br /></div> <div> <div style="text-align: center;">Sunday May 1st&nbsp;4-6 PM<br />ltd los angeles 7561</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Sunset Boulevard</div> <div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;">Mark Verabioff to read from the essay at&nbsp;5 PM<br />A May Day cocktail created by Andrew Emard to be served</div> <br /> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">"The Drawing Cure" is a limited edition artist book that documents the eponymous installation and performance held at the Merchandise Mart in 2013. Including drawing reproductions, laminated cue cards, two fold-out illustrations and an essay by Nick Herman, the book is collated in a three-ringed binder and printed in an edition of 25.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">In 2013, THEMODELINGAGENCY (Christopher James and Nick Herman) took up residency at the Los Angeles Merchandise Mart where they created an office devoted to a single project:&nbsp;The Drawing Cure. Subjects were asked to choose one of the hand-sized "fetish" sculptures on display and draw it according to simple yet inhibitive directives while occupying a chair specifically built for the occasion.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">THEMODELINGAGENCY will install an iteration of the office at the gallery, including the original chair and "fetishes," as well as a sample of the subjects' drawings produced in the exercises.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;" align="justify">Resulting in a fascinating array of drawings, these exercises were preliminary to a larger project completed in 2015 titled&nbsp;Tektite&nbsp;-reflux. This launch coincides with an exhibition of&nbsp;Tektite&nbsp;-refluxopening on&nbsp;June 4&nbsp;at Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.</div> </div> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:22:24 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Group Show - Hannah Hoffman Gallery - June 4th - July 16th Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:07:31 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list Minjung Kim - Leslie Sacks Gallery - May 21st - July 2nd <div style="text-align: justify;">Leslie Sacks Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of internationally renowned artist, Minjung Kim. Minjung Kim's iconic works on handmade Mulberry Hanji will be on view. Translucent red, watercolor mountain-scapes, variegated paper collages and delicate mixed media ink compositions comprise an expressive and energetic presentation by the Korean born artist.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Minjung Kim's aesthetic is expressive minimalism with traces of 17th and 18th century Japanese ink paintings, yet these images are unquestionably contemporary<a shape="rect">[1]</a>. The handmade Mulberry Hanji that Kim employs comes from the inner bark of the Paper Mulberry tree, which is native to Korea and flourishes well on its rocky mountainsides.&nbsp;<em>Hanji</em>, Korean for&nbsp;<em>paper</em>, is known for its durability. The oldest existing Mulberry Hanji in Korea is 800 years old. Kim's ability to create soft, delicate imagery stands in marked contrast to the resilience of the paper. This is elegantly evidenced in&nbsp;<em>Red Mountain</em>, 2014 (above) a seemingly humble composition of an evolving spectrum of red watercolor from which a mountainous landscape emerges. The craggy strata materialize and then nearly disappear in misty, spectral peaks with dramatic density that ebbs and flows like the tide across the picture plane.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Included in the&nbsp;exhibition&nbsp;are&nbsp;new interpretations of Minjung Kim's distinctive paper collage compositions, as in&nbsp;<em>The Street</em>, 2015 (below). Water-colored Mulberry Hanji is burned, assembled in copious layers and collaged resulting in a dynamic interplay of light, depth and a mist of perception. Energy is channeled through the extraordinary control of Kim's hand, her pyrotechnic treatment of the paper and the masterful synthesis of color and collage culminating into enclaves of elliptical constellations. Kim explains, "The movement, the colors, they are so calm and peaceful. They are my state of mind." Similar to Lucio Fontana, Kim feels a need to break through and go beyond the surface, which in her medium of choice is handmade paper.<a shape="rect">[2]</a>&nbsp;The work expressly conveys her philosophy that all of humanity is interconnected; paths cross at unforeseen moments, journeys collectively predestined and inexorably intertwined.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Minjung Kim is Korean by birth, but has long since adopted Europe as home where she lives and works with studios in Milan and the South of France. The confluence of Asian and European influences is apparent in her aesthetic internationalist approach, which represents a highly individualized synthesis of East and West. Strains of Daoist, Buddhist and Korean thought have influenced her, as well as her experience in Western art.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">Minjung Kim has exhibited in distinguished museums worldwide, among them,&nbsp;OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea,&nbsp;Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy; Museo Comunale, Ascona, Switzerland; Museum Sbygningen, Copenhagen, Henry Moore Institutes, Leeds, England; Guanshan Yue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy. Her work is held in the permanent collections of numerous important institutions and private collections.</div> <div style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><a shape="rect">[1]</a>William Davie,&nbsp;<em>Review of Minjung Kim at Luxembourg &amp; Dayan, 58th Venice Biennale</em>, Aesthetica Magazine, 23 July 2015</div> <div style="text-align: justify;"><a shape="rect">[2]</a>&nbsp;Antonio d'Avosse,&nbsp;<em>Minjung Kim: From Ink to Fire</em>, Skira, Milan, 2002, page 15</div> </div> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:06 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/la/Events/list