"Linear & More"

October 4 - November 9, 2006

Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY
Opening Reception: October 4, 2006, 6 - 8pm

Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY is pleased to present Linear and More, a group show of eight Korean born artists, Hee Jung Cho, Won Kang Cho, Haegeen Kim, Jen Kim, Jun-Ah Kim, Shin il Kim, Joon Gi Sung, and Suhee Wooh, from October 4th to November 9th, 2006. The opening reception will be held at Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service NY, which is located on 460 Park Avenue, 6th Floor, New York City, on Wednesday, October 4th, 2006, between 6-8 pm.

Hee Jung Cho, Won Kang Cho, Haegeen Kim, Jen Kim, Jun-Ah Kim, Shin il Kim, Joon Gi Sung, and Suhee Wooh will exhibit their recent works in various mediums focusing on the expressive powers of lines, featuring images produced by means of lines. Their drawings, paintings, prints, installations, and videos demonstrate a variety of ways the artists render lines as a main scheme in delineating figures or in pursuing the lapse of time and passage of movements. 

Video artists, Shin il Kim and Joon Gi Sung, recreate the images taken from nature or human figures into a moving scene. Kim's silhouette drawings on white paper conveys his idea that line is the meeting place of physical and metaphysical, while Sung's monotone video works explore the rhythmic power of basic forms such as line, point and plane. 

Won Kang Cho and Haegeen Kim emphasizes the painterly effect for their soft ground etchings and drawings respectively. Cho represents the familiar street for himself in New York City from the photos, and Kim portrays herself and the artists' circle in a humorous way. 

Installations of Jen Kim and Hee Jung Cho are drawn from their specific memory. Cho rearranges the pictures she took at her studio, capturing the traces of light. Kim renders seemingly ordinary objects and daily images, which has private connotation about her life for the site-specific installation. 

Jun-Ah Kim and Suhee Wooh explore the autonomous expression of mediums with the focal point of their works. Kim's almost hypnotic maze of lines creates an all over abstract drawings, while Wooh's brush strokes symbolize the vitality and origin of life. 

Gallery hours are from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. For more information, contact Yu Jin Hwang, curator of Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service NY at 212-759-9550 or nyarts@koreanculture.org.

Miro Yoon