Meditative Journeys opened last night to a receptive crowd featuring painter Sungyee Kim and sculptor Kang Hyo Lee from Korea. An impressive selection of Korean contemporary presenting close to 100 pieces and is now OPEN for you. Stop by the gallery or contact us for more information.
Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present the devotional works of two Korean artists, painter—Sungyee Kim and ceramic artist—Kang Hyo Lee in a two person exhibition entitled, Meditative Journeys. Please join us for the opening reception Saturday, February 25, 2012, 6—8PM.
Sungyee Kim creates densely layered paintings that incorporate the principles of I Ching with the Taoistic pursuit of becoming one with material. Sungyee shares, “A painting’s artificial, two-dimensional surface requires pure belief in spiritual values. It opens a door to the ideal.“
Kang Hyo Lee’s ceramic work infuses ancient tradition with whimsical and contemporary interpretation. Bun-cheong was created during the Koryo Dynasty (918-1392AD) and was commonly used by the aristocracy and commoners of Korea. The decorative style of Bun-cheong was created by stamping patterns or etching into the surface of the unfired clay and then covered with a white slip. The slip was either dipped in a tray or hand painted in a rough, hurried fashion with no consideration for precise detail. (Read more here).
Korean artist, Lee Kang Hyo will be presenting a large collection of Bun-cheong ceramics in “Meditative Journeys.” The Bun-cheong style of ceramic making is an ancient tradition characterized by a loose and informal application of white clay used by Korean commoners and royalty back in the day—918-1392AD.