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Inner Monologue: Works by Three Korean Ceramic Sculpture Artists

  • Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. 2370 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)
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Inner Monologue: Works by Three Korean Ceramic Sculpture Artists

Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, September 7 at 6:00 PM

On View: Sept. 7-29, 2018 

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

Embassy of the Republic of Korea

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20008

Join the opening reception & meet the artists!

Complimentary wine & Korean appetizers

Join us for the opening of Inner Monologue, a new group exhibition of more than 30 ceramic sculpture works by Korean artists Ahrong Kim, Gunyoung Kim, and Kyungmin Park, who explore the world of internal emotion and thought expressed through a visceral, tactile medium. 

Ahrong Kim, Gunyoung Kim, and Kyungmin Park each immigrated to the United States from Korea in their 20s and were shaped creatively by the experience of communicating in a foreign language. This challenge of translating one’s inner monologue into external messages led to their artistic interest in the human body and facial expressions as psychological indicators. As keen observers of such non-verbal cues, they found the experience materialized in and affected their work, which emphasizes self-awareness and self-reflection as much as interpretation of others. 

Although common experiences inform their work, each artist employs her own unique style and techniques. Their medium-size figures—some pensive, others playful—seem to interact with one another, creating new stories and a strong narrative component to this group exhibition. Colorful and whimsical figures are approachable and accessible, allowing a diverse audience to engage the work and develop their own connections. 

Admission to the opening reception with talks by the artists on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required (below). Inner Monologue will remain on view during regular hours through Sept. 29, 2018.