Hee Sook Kim: Invitation to Paradise

Thursday, September 13, 2018
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
WCC WCC 104 Cantor Fitzgerald Art Gallery
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Callinan, Matthew S
Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities

 With their busy modern lives, people often seek a place of physical and emotional healing. In the exhibition Invitation to Paradise, Hee Sook Kim, with her eye for beauty, fills the canvas with motifs from Korean folk paintings and thus invites viewers into a meditative healing space.

Born in Korea, Kim immigrated to America in her late twenties, and has been steadily working since then, establishing herself as a veteran artist who has absorbed both Korean and American culture. Applying Korean folk painting techniques to Western modern art, Kim recreates the traditional Korean Sipjangsaeng-do (Ten Symbols of Longevity) painting, thus further conveying a sense of Asian beauty. The subject matter of her work extends beyond surface level beauty, speaks to her life as a female artist, and leads viewers to a natural healing paradise.

Hee Sook Kim: Invitation to Paradise is made possible with the support of the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery.

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