Evolving: The Drawing Room's 7th Exhibition
Exhibition Opening Reception & Artist Talks:
Friday, Sept. 8 @ 6:00 pm
On View: Sept. 8 - 29
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Join us for the opening of Evolving, a new exhibition presenting five Korean American artists from The Drawing Room collective use creative media to reflect on their youth in Korea, through the evolving lens of their present lives settled in the United States.
Through fabric, sculpture, collage, and visual art, blending Korean and Western materials, Evolving exudes the liveliness of these artists' childhood memories as well as their individual struggles and progress since, evolving from immigrant to American in different environments. Like a majority of Korean Americans, who number nearly two million today, Dong Kyu Kim, Sueim Koo, Stephanie S. Lee,Jin Cho, and Jayoung Yoon were born in Korea and later transitioned to life in the United States. Each takes a unique approach to their art, drawing on familiar tensions between joy and hardship, tradition and modernity, in equal measure.
In 2009 they formed The Drawing Room artist group to further explore their common experiences, with the goal of better understanding their own life journeys by piecing together scattered but vivid memories, emotions, and cultural traditions from Korea. The individual stories they portray in their art are distinct, but collectively reflect much of the broader immigrant experience in America.
Admission to the opening reception with talks by the artists on Friday, Sept. 8 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required (below). Evolving will remain on view through Sept. 29, 2017.
Korean Reception & Refreshments
Complimentary Drink per Guest