Art between the Lines: A Dialogue on Sustainability and Interdependency
Exhibition Opening Reception:
6-8 pm, Friday, August 28, 2015
On View through Sept. 15
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Join us for the opening of Art between the Lines, a new exhibition featuring works by Eunmee Chung and Judy Stone that explores the notion of sustainable art as both model and mirror for our modern society. Through contrasting installation, metalworking, visual, and fabric arts, this dialogue between Chung, of Korea, and Stone, of the United States, touches on a universal trend in creative fields today: true sustainability requires not just respect for nature, but an understanding of the interdependency of individuals, society, and our environment.
With an introductory talk by
art historian Jung-sil Lee
Distinct lines are traditionally used as a preparatory technique in Western art, such as a sketch, while in Eastern and Korean art the line is a formal element with its own meaning and depth. Chung and Stone both use lines that invite viewers to follow the circulation of energy between different elements. Chung shares the value of traditional Korean ecofriendly methods, including brightly colored lacquered metal works, textured and fractured mache like egg shells or split fruit, as well as softened recycled cloth and cotton mache. Stone's immersive installation works use an array of organic and geometric lines combined with neon lighting and multi-directional mirrors to present viewers with a utopian space that reflects the same circulating energy found throughout nature.