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Art Meet Spirit: Painting and Performance Art (Opening Reception: Friday, July 7 @ 6pm)

  • Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. 2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

Art Meet Spirit: 

Painting and Performance Art by Yeseul Kim and Sophia Kim

Exhibition Opening Reception, Performance &  Artist Talks: 

Friday, July 7 @ 6:00 pm

On View: July 7 - 28

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Join us for the opening of Art Meet Spirit, a new exhibition of paintings and performance works by young Korean artists Yeseul Kim and Sophia Kim, who reinterpret the creative process as personal meditation and spiritual training. In all things, art leads to spirit; spirit leads to art.

Yeseul Kim's series The Extreme Landscape examines the parallels between visual art and physical training. Like exercise performed regularly to obtain fitness or beauty, thereby expanding one's physical limitations, the artist's work also requires repetition, training, and dedication to overcome given limitations. Using a jump rope as brush and a canvas beneath her feat, Kim exhausts herself physically and creatively as she generates hauntingly beautiful landscapes. 

Sophia Kim's artwork is a reflection of meditations on the ineffable-the indescribable aspects of human existence known as the unseen, the other, or the transcendental. For Kim, exploring this realm beyond philosophical and literary descriptions liberates one's intuition. Her sculptural paintings stimulate both visual and tactile sensations: rich color and raw use of artist's knives and brushes reveal the meditative physicality of repeated application. The result is both tranquil and tense, with a hidden depth that provides structure for understanding oneself and the world. 

Admission to the opening reception, performance, and talks by the artists on July 7 is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Art Meet Spirit remains on view through July 28. 


Artist Talks 

Korean Reception & Refreshments

Complimentary Drink per Guest