Crossings and Encounters, Artists from Korea
Davis Art Center, Davis CA,
December 13 - December 19, 2018
Opening Reception, December 14, 2018, 6pm - 8pm
The artists in Offerings and Encounters, Art Across the Distances are concerned with the socio/political issues as well as the environmental concerns. Yoon Heesu actively engages the environmental concerns depicting forests and monumental rocks. Images of healing and perception of peace are prominent in the quiet elegance in Kim Myungjin’s untitled installation that engages the cycles of life as a metaphor through the use of rice+paper+life in her multi-media installation. While Ha Insun celebrates one of the most beloved traditional forms of art using mother-of-pearl in-lay and lacquer technique into landscapes in Spring Walk and Strolling Along. Kim Jungsun’s dreamlike oil paintings evoke scenes of the past remembered, eliciting a sense of nostalgia for childhoods and landscapes. Depicting everyday objects from grains to flowers, Jung Jungyeob examines the details of nature, creating a collage of imagery at once intimate with greater implication to include repurposing objects and to value the world around us. There is an awakening sense of culture being gradually lost in Korea and Je Miran’s work in textile embodies the traditional techniques used by makers of textile and clothing from fabric dyeing and sawing. Female empowerment figures largely in Rhu Junhwa’s paintings dealing with legends and folklore. Rhu’s paintings are bold and feature female imagery imbued with strength and daring.