Honest Drawing :
Recent works by Suhyun Kim
October 25th - 31th, 2016
Opening Reception Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 8 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 328, New York City is pleased to present a solo exhibition Honest Drawing: Suhyun Kim. This show will run from October 25th-31st, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 8 pm.
The drawings, ink on paper depict a variety of situations involving humans, animals, parts of their bodies, and other stuff. Kim’s notional, ideabased art is a never-ending stream of curious ideas and eccentric moral conflicts. With scathing humor and strangely profound perceptions, Kim lays bare the ambiguities, comedy and pathos of everyday life. The visual imagery that Kim utilizes in the body of work in this exhibition stems from a long evolution of methods, materials, and subjects that have precedents in her earlier work in paintings with acrylic paints. Kim has consistently experimented with different media and formats, although drawing has been the mainstay of her practice.
This exhibition focuses on depicting an outspokenness of her unique, funny drawings on paper that is at once visceral and spiritual and she seeks to expand the boundaries between art and consciousness. In all these works, Kim promotes her exploratory unraveling of the world around her with images and words that beckon the viewer to appreciate the liberating power of a good laugh.
Kim’s works are reminiscent of Richard Hamilton, English painter and pop artist in early 20th century, who used to pave the way with Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann and so on. Richard’s main work was collages by cutting some images from various magazines that represented the economic situation at that time with fun and comic subject matter. Like Richard’s work, her work shows an extraordinary ability to draw, deep sensitivity and a mastery of tonality and well-balanced black-and-white work.
Kim received her BFA from Seoul National University of Science and Technology in Korea. She is currently managing her own Art Gallery that is a multi-purpose art space and café with her strong sense of aesthetics.
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Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 328, New York, NY 10001
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri: 12-6pm, Sat: 12-3pm, Sun & Mon: Closed