Kate Oh Gallery invites you to Bong Jung Kim’s world of oriental philosophy merged with western aesthetics. Kim’s art explores a philosophical relationship and quest to the subject matter of love, desire, and longing, bridging the gesture and expression of his body and soul.
In his curator’s statement, Pema Rinzin begins by speaking about why he chose ‘The Rainbow‘ as the subject for this show. Addressing the difficult times we live in, he asked each artist to choose their own vision of rainbow colors as an expression of their joy. “Just as the rainbow unifies many joyous colors, this group show brings together a color full celebration.”
Kate Oh Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition ‘The Korean Archetype’ on March 1st, with works by artist Miky (Yoohyun) Kim.
In her work, Kim molds countless tile-roofs, metaphorically alluding to Korea’s traditional tile-roof houses that represent Korean women who led lives of obedience, forbearance and self-sacrifice under those very roofs. Through her practice, Kim pays homage to the Korean women who endured suffocating social customs, physical and emotional agony, all the while praying for the wellbeing of her family and loved ones.