Artist Dan-ah Kim, on view in our project room, was recently rewarded a support stipend and completed an artist residency at Can Serrat International Art Centre in El Bruc, Spain. There she developed her new body of work, before traveling alone for several weeks and finding the overwhelming experiences necessary to finish the show. After years of battling with the elusiveness of sleep, this body of work came from many nights of waking in the dark. Dreams interrupted and peace ruined, in these hours there are always curiosities to stew, private demons to admit, and fears to command. As with Kim’s past work, the characters here chase liberty, explore relationships with each other, and with the natural worlds. In this series however, they also seek uncertainty, from a need to face nightly unrest and survive.
The majority of Kim’s work is mixed media, beginning with drawing and painting then layered with various papers and hand sewn elements. Through these overlapping textures the artist hopes to enrich the experience of viewing the story.
ABOUT THE ARTIST (Dan-ah Kim):
Dan-ah Kim was born in Seoul and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. After receiving a BFA from Pratt Institute, she currently makes art and works in film and television. She was recently awarded a support stipend and completed an artist residency at Can Serrat International Art Centre in El Bruc, Spain. There she worked on Waking In The Dark, before traveling alone for several weeks and finding the overwhelming experiences necessary to finish the show. Her artwork has been used in several feature films and shown in galleries in New York, California, Chicago, and London.
Take a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the works for ‘Waking In The Dark’ coming together: