“Repose in the ink” opens on July 21

July 21 to August 14, 2008

6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, July 21, 2008

Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service NY


The Korean Cultural Service NY proudly presents the exhibition Repose in the Ink, from July 21 to August 14, 2008. The opening reception will be held at Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service NY from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, July 21, 2008. 

“Repose in the ink” is an exhibition of ink paintings and calligraphies by seven Korean artists : Jung Ja Hong, Kee Ok Cho, Ree Mee Lee, Yusun Kim, Young Ja Kim, Myoung-Won Kwon, and In-Soon Shin. Poetry, calligraphy, and painting have been the virtue of literati throughout the Korean history, and are still pursued by modern artists to this day. The artists in the exhibition will introduce the beauty and harmony of the ink strokes on Korean mulberry paper. 

At this exhibition, one can experience both traditional and contemporary Korean paintings. Some artists merge the traditional theme and style with contemporary vision and technique, giving a new twist to the paintings. Others retain the tradition, especially in portraying nature and expressing their feelings and thoughts spontaneously, yet seeking the stable composition at the same time. 

Jung Ja Hong, Kee Ok Cho, and Young Ja Kim are showing the images of apricot, persimmon and grapes, as Yusun Kim will exhibit her work of pine trees and bamboos. Ree Mee Lee presents the orchid theme, while In Soon Shin introduces abstract images composed of subtle variations of Korean ink. Myoung-Won Kwon is the only artist who focuses on calligraphy, and he will be showing Hangul (Korean alphabet) calligraphy with various Hangul styles and themes.

Gallery hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm from Monday through Friday. 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