국립현대미술관 과천관은 신진 작가들의 실험정신과 독창적인 작품을 소개하는 《젊은모색 2014》전을 12월 16일부터 3월 29일까지 과천 국립현대미술관 제 2전시실에서 개최한다. 올해로 18회를 맞이하는 이번 전시는 회화, 한국화, 설치, 영상, 퍼포먼스등의 분야에서 작가 8명이 최종 선정되어 약 40여점의 작품을 감상할 수 있다.

 

'젊은모색'전은 국립현대미술관의 가장 오래된 정례전으로 1981년 덕수궁미술관의 '청년 작가' 전으로 출발해 1990년부터 '젊은모색'전으로 이름을 바꿔 격년제로 열리다 지난해부터 연례전으로 개최하기로 하여 신진작가 소개의 기회를 늘렸다. 지난 33년 동안 '젊은모색'전은 실험정신과 잠재력이 돋보이는 차세대 신진작가를 발굴·육성, 한국 현대미술의 흐름을 가늠할 수 있는 미래지향적 시각을 제시했다.

 

이번 전시에 최종으로 선정된 작가들은 미술관 전체 학예직을 대상으로 다양한 분야에서 신진 작가들을 추천 받아 내부 선정위원회의 수 차례 회의를 거쳐 최종 참여 작가 8명을 엄선했다. 이들은 현실적인 사건이나 부조리한 사회구조를 향해 노골적인 일침을 가하기 보다 작가 특유의 상상력과 현실을 적절히 혼용하여 '잔혹동화'와 같이 우회적으로 드러내는 경향을 갖는다.

 

김하영(1983-)은 빠른 속도로 발전해나가는 현대 과학 기술이 사회 속 현대인들에게 어떠한 영향을 끼치는가에 주목한다. 개인성을 상실하고 인공적인 풍경 속에 살아가는 인간 삶의 허무함을 화려한 색과 단순한 이미지로 도식화한다.

 

김도희(1979-)는 빠른 속도로 변화하는 현실 속 인간의 존재론적인 기록과 자각을 통해 현실을 비판한다. 하나의 거대한 구름풍경과 같이 보이는 <야뇨증>은 어린아이의 오줌을 수 차례 장지 위에 물들인 작업으로 어린아이의 악몽이 오줌으로 배출되듯이 현실에서 은폐되고 설명되지 않았던 경험들을 지목한다.

 

노상호(1986-)는 일상에서 수집한 이야기와 이미지를 기반으로 허구의 이야기를 만들고 리어카를 개조하여 만든 <메르헨 마차>를 거리에 끌고 나가 이 이야기를 비선형적으로 퍼트리고 동시에 드로잉, 페인팅, 퍼포먼스 등의 매체로 확장해 나간다.

 

조송(1983-)은 짧은 글들을 작성 한 후 제목을 붙이는 것으로 작업을 시작하며 여기에 작가의 상상력이 더해져 허구의 이야기를 만들어 나간다. 일상에서 만나 볼법한 인물이나 사회에 만연해있는 이기심, 욕망, 질투, 상대적 우월감 등 인간의 어두운 내면을 동양의 전통 재료인 먹으로 어둡고 우울한 이미지를 그려내는데 작가의 엉뚱한 상상력으로 진지함의 무게를 덜어낸다.

 

윤향로(1986-)는 현대를 살아가는 세대의 삶의 태도와 방식을 대변하는 대중문화에 집중하여 이미지들을 조합하고 그 간극에서 파생되는 새로운 의미를 만들어낸다.

 

오민(1975-)은 개인적인 경험을 바탕으로 반복적 의식, 일상적 패턴 등을 관찰하고 이러한 규칙에서 발생하는 다소 불편한 균형을 주목한다.

 

권용주(1977-)는 싸구려 건축자재, 공사 폐기물 등과 같은 버려진 부산물들을 이용하여 하나의 거대한 인공 폭포를 만든다. <폭포>는 개인이 사회 안에서의 생존하는 방식과 그 흔적이다.

 

김웅용(1982-)은 영화를 구성하는 오디오, 영상, 컷 등의 요소들을 꼴라쥬 하듯 뒤섞어 배치하고 재편집하여 그의 작업은 낯섦, 기괴함, 친숙함이 혼재한다.

 

《젊은모색 2014》전의 참여 작가들은 사회적인 경각심을 일깨워주기 위해 일상 속에서 지각되는 사회의 긴장과 충돌을 해결하려 하거나 직접적인 모습을 나타내기보다 일상의 풍경 그대로를 담담하고 감각적으로 도상화한다. 이번 전시를 통해 젊은 세대의 풍부한 상상력으로 여러 가지 해석의 가능성을 제시하는 작품들을 살펴봄으로써, 우리 미술에 나타난 젊은 정신과 향후 미술의 가능성을 유발하는 계기를 마련하고자 한다. 또한 이 시대의 조형담론을 예견해 보고 논의할 수 있는 장이 마련되기를 기대해 본다.

 

Characterless Characters

캐릭터 없는 캐릭터들

HaYoung Kim / 김하영
2014. 09. 03 - 09. 25
Mon - Fri 10am - 7pm
Sat 10am - 6pm

Gallery Absinthe
서울 서초구 반포동 112-10 지하 1층
112-10 Banpodong, Seochogu, Seoul Korea

New Paintings by HaYoung Kim at 43 Inverness street gallery

Modern Soup, 50 x50cm, acrylic on polyester canvas, 2014

Gallery open Friday and Saturday 12 – 6 or by Appointment
Nearest tube : Camden Town
     www.43inverness-street.com
+44 7813041070    mail@43inverness-street.com 

 

 

Virtualium
김하영展 / KIMHAYOUNG / 金夏榮 / painting

2013_0205 ▶ 2013_0304

Virtualium_드래프팅 필름에 아크릴채색_187×302cm_2012

 

 

관람시간 / 09:00am~12:00am

갤러리 현대_윈도우 갤러리
GALLERY HYUNDAI WINDOW GALLERY
서울 종로구 사간동 80번지
Tel. +82.2.2287.3500
www.galleryhyundai.com

 

작가 김하영의 작품 「Virtualium」은 'Virtual reality'와 'aquarium'의 합성어이다. 작품을 통해 작가는 가상현실을 유연하게 빠른 속도로 서핑하며(internet surfing) 유영하는 현대인들의 정신을 표현하고자 하였다. 우리가 아침에 깨어나 현실을 온전히 다 마주하기도 전에 머리맡에 두고 잔 스마트폰을 체크하며 들어가는 가상현실은 실제 우리가 마주하는 현실과의 그 경계가 모호해 진지 오래이다. 홍수처럼 쏟아지는 정보와 이야기들 사이에 무엇이 진실이고 무엇이 거짓인지 판단할 시간적 여유조차 없이 빠르게 클릭 되는 무수히 많은 페이지들. 그리고 그 광활한 정보의 바다를 매일 열심히 유영하는 현대인들. 그것의 '정신 없는 정신성(mindless mentality)'을 가상현실에서 본 여러 이미지들로 중첩시켜 표현하였다. 무수히 반복되는 캐릭터화된 눈들은 봄과 동시에 보여짐을 당하는 인공적인 코드화된 눈들이며, 얽혀있는 선들은 모든 것이 연결되고(connected) 노출된 공간에 대한 표현이다. 그것을 거대한 눈과 날카로운 이빨을 가진 괴수가 뒤에 감추어져 소리 없이 바라보고 있다. 마치 화려한 의식이 끝나면 곧 잡아먹을 것 만 같은 불안감이 엄습하며...

 

작가는 필름지 위에 그림을 그리고 또 필름지를 중첩시키는 독특한 방식의 작업을 해오며 스스로 이것을 스크린 페인팅(screen painting)이라고 부르는데, 그것은 우리가 매일 마주하는 인터넷 창과 모니터들에 대한 은유이다. 필름 뒤에 그림을 그렸기에 모든 것들이 매끄러운 반짝이는 뒷면에서 일어나고 시각 경험 이외의 만지고 냄새 맡는 일련의 경험들은 배제된다. 우리는 단지 그 앞에 일어나는 해프닝들을 마치 인터넷이나 모니터에서 일어나는 경험들 마찬가지로 일정거리를 두고 지켜보게 된다.

 

 

Ironic Mythologies
Dorothy Yoon, HaYoung Kim & Hyojin Park
8 November – 1 December 2012 | AMELIA JOHNSON CONTEMPORARY
6-10 SHIN HING STREET, NOHO, HONG KONG | www.ajc-art.com

Gallery Hours:
Tues – Sat: 10.30 – 6.30 pm
Other times by appointment

 

Amelia Johnson Contemporary is delighted to announce, Ironic Mythologies. Featuring three of Korea's most active young artists - Dorothy M Yoon, Hayoung Kim and Hyojin Park, the works have been carefully selected by London and Seoul based, independent curator and art consultant Heejin No Skipwith of Bright Treasure Ltd.


Ironic Mythologies presents three visual languages created by these talented female artists to convey their beliefs, fantasies and challenges in order to draw attention to and even question several social taboos.


Initially, their works overwhelm with their vibrant and contrasting colours and techniques. These provocative photographs, stainless steel forms protruding from the wall and effervescent acrylics on drafting films and polyester are united by the artists' shared experiences and struggles to find their own independent identities following their departures from a society preoccupied with perfection and the preservation of traditional gender roles. Yoon, Park and Kim are all Korean-born graduates of two of the most prestigious arts colleges in London, U.K. While the artists come from different social and economic backgrounds, the complexity of their works gives an insight into the difficult choices they have faced in order to overcome traditional Korean perspectives and succeed as female artists internationally. The title of the exhibition not only describes their individual techniques and concepts but also serves as a comment on their personal stories.


Through intense reflection and careful training, each artist has developed their own visual language as a means to communicate, as well as bridge, the cultural and psychological
gaps between Eastern and Western Idealism.


Yoon explores her fantasies by adopting various guises. In her '8 of Heroines' series, the artist juxtaposes eight of the Grimm Brothers' most beloved heroines, with blond hair and oriental features similar to Yoon's own, against fantastical, Asian-inspired landscapes recreating her childhood fantasies and posing thought-provoking questions about societal expectations of beauty and the pressures that cultural trends place on females today.


Kim's use of unconventional mediums is innovative and perceptive. Her multi-layered paintings are created using transparent films and opaque polyester fabric. These plastic-like
surfaces compliment her cartoon-style imagery. In the multi-layered films, her painting represents elapsed time, perspective, and various actions that are then combined into one
harmonious work. In her 'Eat All You Can' series, Kim shows us a very vivid picture of how people in our contemporary society consume too much information; in the form of
advertisements, iconic images and emoticons from various media, and lack the power to filter and select.


Park's abstract forms of sculptural figures with painted eyeballs, innocent objects and bright images comprise her 'Kpop Venus' series, which has been derived from her 2010 'My Eyes Beheld the Glory' series. Rather erotic and organic forms represent traditional notions of women's physical and social obligations contrasted and provoked with colourful painterly patterns of naïve and childish objects. The eyeballs represent gazes of prejudice, jealousy, happiness and other emotions that women imagine or experience. Park's version of Venus is a statement on the new millennium female's social and notional designations. Historical Venuses have related contemporaneous thinking on female roles and have been manifested through different legendary and womanly figures including Venus of Willendorf and Venus of Milo in the West and statues of Buddhist Bodhisattvas in the East.


:ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES
Dorothy Yoon was born in 1976 in Busan, Korea. She completed her BFA and MFA at Ewha Women's University in Seoul Korea in 2001 before completing her second MFA at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. Before graduating from Goldsmiths College in 2007, Yoon was an active player in the contemporary art scene both in Korea and internationally. While attending her traditional fine art course in Korea at a time when the art market was not well conceptualized or understood, her work challenged the conventional idealism surrounding fine art. Since 2000, she has produced numerous video projects examining the desires, fantasies and tales that remain at the centre of her life and work. This mixture of fantasy (she wanted to be a blonde woman as a child) and reality (she will never be naturally blond) is instantly revealed with little explanation on the surface.


Rather the hybrid of symbolism and metaphors of oriental and occidental traditions and perceptions of beauty are questioned and analysed behind these superficial glossy scenes.
HaYoung Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1983. She received her BFA Painting from Hong-ik University, Seoul in 2007 and completed her MFA at the Royal Academy in London, UK in 2011. Kim describes her work as looking at humans with a curious gaze, as if through an endoscope. The artist is interested in the mind and body and a being's endless desire for perfection - DNA, designer babies, superhumanity, posthumanism, the primordial soup, and the animality and vegetability of outside and in. HaYoung Kim's work has been exhibited in the UK, Korea, China. Japan, France and Scotland and won major prizes including the Jerwood's Prize for painting in 2010 and The Dunoyer de Segonzac award in 2011. She also completed residencies in New York and Scotland.


Hyojin Park, born in 1974 in Andong and grew up in Konju, Souh Korera, recently received her MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her work explores the freedom of
artistic choice against the backdrop of the societal pressures a young female faces in modern-day Korea. After completing her fine art education in Seoul at Ewha Women's University (BFA and MFA) in 2002, Park married and had three children before her family allowed her to go to London to pursue a second Masters degree at Goldsmith's in 2010. At first glance, Park's brightly coloured sculptures appear to be covered in kitsch, Manga-esque forms such as cherries, toys and eyeballs. The main shape of the sculptural body is a form representing her desire to be free from familial and social obligations as well as from the prejudices surrounding women's physical sacrifices including pregnancy and childrearing. The eyeballs and other objects represent social, personal and the other 'gazes' that we are subjected to on a daily basis. Park's works are the ultimate exercise in being provocative but remaining naïve at the same time.


:ABOUT AMELIA JOHNSON CONTEMPORARY
Founded in 2005 by Amelia Johnson, Amelia Johnson Contemporary has built up an enviable reputation for presenting carefully curated exhibitions. The gallery is dedicated to
exhibiting groundbreaking international contemporary art in Hong Kong and to promoting young Hong Kong artists through spotlight exhibitions both in Hong Kong and overseas. The gallery has participated in many international art fairs, including CIGE (Beijing), Arco (Madrid), ShContemporary (Shanghai), The Asian Art Fair (New York) Pulse (Miami) and ART HK (Hong Kong). www.ajc-art.com


: ABOUT BRIGHT TREAUSRE ART PROJECTS
Founded in 2006 by Heejin No Skipwith, BTAP is an art consulting company based in London and Seoul. It has served master piece research and collection management for high
profiles collectors since its establishment. BTAP also has dedicated its resources to supporting and promoting emerging artists and new trends through collaborations
internationally. Ms Skipwith has been an active contributor to art magazines and newspapers and acts as a Project Director of 'Korean Art: Power of Now' jointly published
by TransGlobe and Thames & Hudson in 2013. www.b-tap.com


For further details on the exhibition, detailed artist biography & images
please contact the gallery on (852) 2548 2286 or info@ajc-art.com


 

 

ACAVA OPEN STUDIO

Award winning talent invite you to view their current work in a beautiful location with a secret garden.

The Old Salesian College in Battersea has been given a new lease of life thanks to a partnership between ACAVA and Wandsworth Council.

A new creative hub has been developed in a largely residential corner of Battersea by converting the school classrooms into wonderful large bright studios for a broad range of young artists, sculptors, designers and photographers.

 

The disused Art, Science & Technology block is now a vibrant temporary studio complex, housing 60 diverse artists and designers.

These artists are actively engaged in the local community, working with small businesses, local schools and the Royal College of Art.

For a short BBC clip please visit the link below.

 

http://www.acava.org/news/studio-development-during-recession-bbc-news

 

Address:

ACAVA Parkham St. Studios
at the Old Salesian College
47 Surrey Lane
Parkham Street
Battersea
SW11 3PN

 

Opening Reception: Fri 12 October 6 – 9 pm

RSVP: contact@forallweknow.co.uk


Buses

From Sloane Square 19, 319 alight Parkgate Street
From Victoria 170 alight Hester Rd
From South Kensington 49, 345 alight Parkgate Street

From Clapham Junction (Falcon Rd) 49, 319, 345
From Clapham Junction (Grant Road) 170, alight Battersea High Street

 

 

Penumbra
The 8-day project with 8 artists ending in a group exhibition

Curated by Hyukgue KWON


End view: Saturday 27 October 2012, 5 - 9 pm
Also open 18 - 25 October 11-6pm when an artist is working in the project space
The Bermondsey Project Space 2, Unit 7, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF Google Map

 

 


Penumbra Project
Over the project's 8-day duration 8 artists will produce and present new works in the project space at different times. Each artist will take the project space for one assigned day as a temporary workplace. Unlike the usual group exhibitions the artists are asked to play active decision-making role. They will run the ongoing project themselves engaging both physically and artistically with the works of other artists instead of bringing pre-made and appointed works to hang or place in a gallery space.

The project's alternative format focuses on the nature of open-ended and performative practices. The artists will present a series of visual statement, communication, annotation and work in progress by dealing with other artists' works, which are mostly strange to each other. These artistic and critical practices attempt to resist easy fixities and avoid art making of certain thematic and spatial accessibility to the curated group exhibitions. The diverse and accumulated artistic perspectives of the 8 artists will open up some thoughts beyond the exclusive and reductive discourses on contemporary art.

The 8-day project with 8 artists, ending in a group exhibition, will show the possibility of presentation with the penumbra of indeterminacy and open-endedness over the current categorisation. The project 'Penumbra' will give the platform for investigating and questioning the ideas around authorship, art making, autonomy, and presentation in the system of contemporary art exhibition.

Further information will be posted on http://penumbra-project.blogspot.com/

 

 

HaYoung Kim – Eat All You Can
August 31st - October 4th 2012

Curated by Director of the Jerwood Foundation Lara Wardle

 

 

Hoxton Art Gallery are pleased to announce HaYoung Kim's first solo exhibition in East London, curated by Director of the Jerwood Foundation Lara Wardle.
HaYoung Kim has reached critical acclaim in London and internationally winning the Major Prize with Jerwood and the Soloman J Soloman Prize in 2010 and the Vytlacil AIR
residency in New York, 2011.

 

Kim is a South Korean artist who graduated from the Royal Academy in 2011. The artist is renowned for her colourful depictions of manga inspired characters and landscapes,
painting onto unusual surfaces such as drafting film and polyester.

 

Kim's practice focusses on the ways human beings consume and relate with technology; her recent work explores the physiological relationship between individuals and the
digital realm. In her solo exhibition at Hoxton Art Gallery Kim will include a series of 'dish paintings' which feature meals of organic matter merging with the technological. Offering
confused jumbles of flesh, food and emoticons on each of the plates Kim presents us with a glimpse of what our daily physical and virtual ingestion may look like.
Curator Lara Wardle joined the Jerwood Foundation in January 2010, having previously worked as a specialist in 20th Century British Art and Associate Director at Christie's.
Alongside wider responsibilities as Director of the Jerwood Foundation, Lara is solely responsible for the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art, which is on public
view at the new Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. Lara also sits on the Jerwood Gallery Board of Directors.


For more information please contact: press@hoxtonartgallery.co.uk

 

 

The Pleasure Principal
Private View Thursday 31st May 7 - 9pm

 

Hoxton Art Gallery invites you to The Pleasure Principal on Thursday 31st May 7 - 9pm. The exhibition celebrates our first anniversary.

 

The Pleasure Principal investigates the mode of 21st century living and contemporary consumerist culture through the work of four talented contemporaries: Steven Dickie, Rebecca Griffiths, Tom Gallant and Ha Young Kim.

 

Each artist explores the contemporary human psyche in relation to our dependence on selfish repetitive acts through modern technologies and the perverse and often self-destructive culture of consuming. False profits, quick hits, shiny products, internet zones and unnatural exchanges give our lives structure but how do these improve our existence and what is the future?

 

The Pleasure Principal runs from June 1st - July 21st 2012.

 

 

Hoxton Art Gallery Winter Exhibition

 

Hoxton Art Gallery invite you to attend the opening of the Winter Exhibition on Thursday 24th November 6 - 9pm.

The exhibition celebrates the end of Hoxton Art Gallery’s first year. Hoxton Art Director Matthew Nickerson has selected four of the gallery’s talented new contemporaries to showcase: Guler Ates, Katie Sims, Lucy Wilson, and Ha Young Kim.

 

The exhibition will include new works by each of the artists including dynamic and vibrant paintings by Ha Young Kim, otherworldly digital landscapes by Lucy Wilson and haunting photographic imagery by Guler Ates. New paintings by Katie Sims present an exciting new development in her practice inspired by her residency in the Museo Del Prado in Spain.

 

 

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KOREA TOMORROW 2011

2011 9.25 - 10.2 예술의전당 한가람미술관 1,2층 Seoul Arts Center, Hangaram Art Museum Fl. 1,2
http://www.koreatomorrow.org/

 

 

Korea Tomorrow 2011 has been created with aims to identify the status and value of contemporary Korean art in the art world.
As one of Korea's representative exhibition, Korea Tomorrow 2011 suggests the five keywords in understanding contemporary Korean art.

 

Hangaram Art Museum Fl.1, Seoul Arts Center

Womad Code = Woman + Nomad
: In the WOMAD Code section, the works of art reflect female's change in viewpoint resulting from increased globalism and social status.
Artists: Kim JiEun, Kim HaYoung, Dorothy M Yoon, Yoon HyangRo, Lee Fi, Lee JiYen


http://www.koreatomorrow.org/?page_id=2084

 

Reconstruction of Korean Beauty
: REconstruction of Korean Beauty Redefining and realizing Korean Beauty with approaches different from traditional ones.

 

CounterFAKE
:CounterFake deals with the disharmony of the artist's inner status and his reaction to imitated reality.

 

Hangaram Museum Fl.2, Seoul Arts Center

Outsiders Gaze
:The Outsiders Gaze section is composed of works reflecting non-mainstream/fringe viewpoint in seeing the world outside and realizing the artist's inner status.

 

Daja-View
:In this section, works dealing with the co-existence of illusion andmemory and works exploring the boundaries of familiarity and unfamiliarity will be displayed.

 

Happy Foundation Special Section
:For the purpose of encouraging future art potential, donated images from artsts will be reproduced and sold as the limited editions, and the proceeds will be donated.

 

THE LEAGUE's VYTLACIL CAMPUS IN Sparkill, New York

Residency period: 16th July 2011 - 6th September 2011

 

Located in historic Sparkill, New York, the Vytlacil Campus is an integral part of the Art Students League. It provides education and support to working artists in the studio-based, atelier tradition and to experiment and explore different areas of art making in its spacious and pastoral setting. The campus is a meeting place, forum and residency for outstanding students and practicing artists from around the world.

The Art Students League's Vytlacil Campus in Rockland County is the home of the Vytlacil Campus Artist-in-Residence Program and the site of ongoing classes and workshops. The League received the generous gifts of property and funding for the campus in 1995 from the family of the late artist and League instructor Vaclav Vytlacil.

The facilities include a restored residence and barn of Vaclav Vytlacil which now serves as an exhibition space, houses the library, and provides living space for our Artists-In-Residence. The studios include the Trudy & Henry Gillette north-lit painting barn, the newly built sculpture studio which includes a foundry, metal forging and welding facilities, a large walk-in kiln and a complete studio to pursue all sculptural endeavors.

The beautiful property is on 15 acres of wooded grounds near the west bank of the Hudson River, south of the Tappan Zee Bridge, and labout a 40 minutes from our Midtown Manhattan Campus.

 


for more information, http://www.theartstudentsleague.org/VytlacilCampus.aspx

 

 

Painting?

JAMES BOWYER / GEORGE AMOS
RORY MCCARTNEY / HA YOUNG KIM

 

8th July - 4th August 2011
Preview Thursday 7th July 6 - 9pm

 

Hoxton Art Gallery is proud to present their second exhibition which explores the resurgence of interest in painting amongst a new generation of artists. Combining the work of four talented young contemporaries the show presents a series of dynamic and compelling pieces driven by the materiality and action of painting. James Bowyer presents an investigation into primitive and naïve art, borrowing visual formulas from his knowledge of prehistoric mark making. With a post painterly use of line and colour George Amos harks to works by Barnett Newman, superseding this she peels back layers of paint to reveal mechanical and futuristic looking formations. With a new take on 60’s op art Rory McCartney references archaic book formats by slashing through geometric formulae with vivid marbling techniques whilst Ha Young Kim creates otherworldly hybrid scenes of bold shapes and lucid caricatures succinctly referencing Japanese Kawaii culture and science fiction narrative. Viewed together the four artists make a compelling case for the revival of painting in contemporary culture. Hoxton Art Gallery is a new commercial art gallery situated on Charlotte Road in Shoreditch. The gallery is run by Director Matthew Nickerson, Lydia Cowpertwait, Head of Gallery, and Fiona Neil, Head of Projects. Together they are fostering on-going relationships with new contemporaries through a strong curatorial programme consisting of group and solo exhibitions, as well as projects beyond the gallery walls.

 


64 Charlotte Road London EC2A 3PE / (0) 207 739 6852 / www.hoxtonartgallery.co.uk

 

 

Royal Academy Schools Show 2011

22 June – 3 July
Open daily 10 am– 6 pm


Admission free
Royal Academy Schools
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD
www.royalacademy.org.uk/raschools

 




24 Feb - 31 Mar 2011

Ha Young Kim

At 43 Inverness Street Gallery

London based South Korean artist Ha Young Kim’s paintings and drawings will be shown from 24 February  till 31 March 2011.

Private View : Wed 23 February 2011 6-10pm

 

On the ground floor, two large paintings on canvas and a drafting film introduce themes that dominate Kim’s work. Tropical Punch and Only a Little Push (both 2011), are bold images active with high-keyed colours. While the light is shallow, layers of translucent paper give an atmospheric depth. The subject matter is violently visceral. Punches are thrown repeatedly from all directions at once. The brute physicality of the images penetrate the surface, suggesting an emotional and psychological space beyond the picture plane.  Kim’s use of colour relates to “Dan Chung”, a palette used on traditional wooden buildings in Korea and fabrics used in Korean shamanistic rites. Smaller paintings in the same room elaborate on similar forms, but are painted on sheer polyester. Eat In and Out, Mop, Diagnosis and Guinea Pig center on corporeal abstraction; these representations of the body are rollicking. Some part of some person is constantly being crimped or curled or digested, perhaps all three at once.

 

Upstairs, Lying to Myself, a grid of 49 paintings on paper expand Kim’s subject through variation and repetition. In each painting, two characters appear to harangue a third. What at first seems cute is slowly revealed to be more problematic. Is the face one face, three faces, forty-nine faces, or one hundred and forty seven faces? Chromatically punctuated, and economical, these pictures are individually enigmatic and engrossing in their totality.

 

Ha Young Kim’s paintings and drawings conjure a hallucinatory space. The rendering in these works is allied to a cartoon sensibility, but the images are intractable. There are no doll-eyed characters primed for projection and desire. Here, Kim offers food and regurgitation or facial distortions and other manipulations of body. “Wish-fulfillment is the meaning of each and every dream,” just as painting materialises the desire of the artist to produce an image. Parallels to dreamwork are evident in Kim’s conflations of uneasy body representations with ambiguous pictorial qualities. In them, action occurs in time which seems to go both forward and back. Simple autonomous characters of manga have been replaced by a zone populated by an uncanny coterie of blank test subjects and floppy globs of stringy tangles. Like peering through the eye-holes of a mask, these works offer an inside-out view of relentless grabbing, poking, prodding, devouring and expelling; cartoonishness that paradoxically invites empathy.

 



Glenfiddich 2010

Now in it’s ninth year, the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence programme has become widely acclaimed in the art world for providing artists with an original setting, space and community in which to work. This year, eight artists from all over the world (Canada, India, South Africa, Taiwan, China, USA and the UK) will live for three months at the distillery producing art inspired by its people, craftsmanship and surroundings.

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Royal Academy Schools Premiums show 2010

5 Feb - 14 Feb 2010

Laurence Chalk / Lucy Coggle / Inez De Co / Eoin Donnelly / Tomas Downes / Blue Firth / Nicholas Hatfull /
Hayoung Kim / Katy Kirbach / Sara Knowland / Ella McCartney / Amy McDonough / Oliver Osborne /
Marco Palmieri / Esmeralda Valencia / John Vickers

Start time :Friday, February 5, 2010 at 10:00am
End time: Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 6:00pm
Entry is free Opening hours 10am – 6pm daily Fridays until 10pm
Sackler Galleries, Royal Academy, Piccadilly