Gallery Korea presents the exhibition "Contemporary Mythology"

April 8 - May 1, 2009

The Korean Cultural Service New York will have the opening reception for the Contemporary Mythology Exhibit, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009. The show was curated by artist Greg Kessler and it will be open from April 2nd to May 1st, 2009.

The group show centers around contemporary mythology. Participating artists use figurative elements, animals and repeated forms. In doing so, the artists create their distinct worlds and convey their personal mythologies through loose narratives. 

The exhibit will fuel a dialogue between artists and viewers about contemporary art. Visitors will be able to study personal expressions and symbols in paintings. They will reflect upon the connections between mythological symbols and modern society and culture.

Jennifer Nuss is a Yale graduate and Guggenheim Fellow who has shown extensively. Her work deals with women in organic settings, transforming and interacting with beasts and each other. She works on large sheets of thin paper, using gouache.

Tomas Vu is a professor at Columbia University. His work deals with reflections of growing up in Vietnam as well as the state of contemporary ecology. He uses a vast array of materials and techniques to create a dense variety of imagery.

Brian Novatny is a Yale graduate who shows in Germany and the U.S. His work is figurative and abstract, incorporating patterns and techniques.

Greg Kessler is a Yale graduate who has shown across the US. His works are part of private and corporate collections. Kessler uses figurative and abstract elements to create imagery. His works show an extensive exploration of painting as a process, with layered elements and exaggerated form.

Gallery hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Yu Jin Hwang, curator of Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service New York at (212) 759-9550 or

Miro Yoon