September 9 - October 4, 2002

Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center New York
(460 Park Ave. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022)

Gallery Korea is pleased to announce the opening of Pulse an exhibition of two and three-dimensional art that in various ways indicates an aesthetic sensibility derived from the vitality of biomorphic forms and natural materials. The exhibition will be on view from September 9 until October 4. 
Two artists working with raw materials from nature explore processes of growth and repetition. Ming Sun’s abstract compositions are made with seeds, vines, leaves or stalks. Each is a built with repeated units spread across a rectangular colored ground. Gina Telcocci weaves strips of wood into large organic shapes and in smaller works builds exotic pods with seeds and beeswax.

The abstract compositions in pastel on small panels by Son Young evoke magnified views of cellular life. Here, a combination of amorphous blue and dark gray grounds, white rectangles and small patches of color that interact with occasional black dots creates an oscillating space. The image appears as if on a screen or viewed through a lens. Bong Jung Kim assembles a grid of small blue paintings on cardboard. Each supports a schematized drawing of a boat made with thin wire that suggests the contingent stability of watercraft floating within the inexorable rhythm of the sea. 

Pulse is indicative of life as motion and is expressed in the dynamic continuum of waves. The rounded plaster shapes made by Elizabeth Mead resemble waves arrested at the height of their roll. In contrast, her gnarled bronze “heads” evoke the persistent process of transformation in living matter. The elliptical volumes and curved planes in John Richardson’s sculpture articulate a relationship between the clarity of geometry and irregularity of anthropomorphic form. This exhibition affirms a common vitality in distinctly hand made art.

Miro Yoon