Chashama 266 Gallery
266 West 37th Street, 212-391-8151 x 26
July 26 - August 18, 2012
Reception: Thursday, July 26, 6 - 9 PM
Liberty in the Forest
by Jae Kyung Kim
266 W. 37th St.
(between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY
July 26 – August 18
Thursday, July 26, 6 – 9 pm
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 1 – 6 pm
Liberty in the Forest is an exhibition of mixed media paintings and installation by Jae Kyung Kim. Her paintings are a visceral expression of her thoughts and emotions. Her drawings and paintings explore the themes of fantastic nature. She uses her instinctive rhythm through brush strokes creating many lines, and combining them with vivid color to convey the energetic shape of organic, pure, and impulsive feelings about the vibrancy of life.
This exhibition includes works recently completed in Kim’s light drenched Brooklyn studio. Assembled on a wall with fifty pieces of paper and board, Liberty reflects Kim’s desire of being free on her thoughts within society. Kim wishes to share this feeling through the artwork, with all who happen to pass chashama’s window space in Midtown.
Jae Kyung Kim is a visual artist based in New York. She is best known for her intuitive drawings that transform organic lines into equivocal shapes mixed with figures and patterns. Her artworks, installations, drawings, and videos explore themes such as perceptions, human struggles, and fantastic scenes of nature between human and creatures. Jae Kyung Kim has exhibited throughout the US at venues including San Francisco Cinematheque, CA; Jamaica Arts and Learning Center, NY and X-Initiative. Awards & residencies include: Short list in London International Creative Competition, Studio LIC Program, and I-Park Residency. She received a BFA from Parsons, The New School for Design.