The Lineage of Vision: Progress through Persistence

October 29 to December 17, 2014

Korean Cultural Service of New York

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 29, 6-8PM

An Exhibition of 15 Artists

Curators: Hee Sung Cho and Kyunghee Pyun

The Korean Cultural Service New York presents a new exhibition, The Lineage of Vision: Progress through Persistence at the Gallery Korea at 460 Park Avenue, New York. Curators Hee Sung Cho and Kyunghee Pyun have invited 15 artists to display their current works. These artists are divided into four groups based on their artistic style and medium: The Ambitious, The Unbound, The Astute, and The Dynamic

The Ambitious (Il-dan Choe, Sungsook Hong Setton, Seongmin Ahn, Jiha Moon) features four artists who have transformed ink and brush paintings into contemporary forms. 

The Unbound (Mi-ae Moon, Byoung Ok Min, Daru-Junghyang Kim, Haeri Yoo) celebrates four abstract painters dedicated to the exploration of abstract or semi-figurative themes. 

The Astute (Kimsooja, Mikyung Kim, Jaye Rhee, Kakyung Lee) focuses on a group of conceptual artists who use performance, video, print, and photography. 

The Dynamic (Sookjin Jo, Sun K. Kwak, Ran Hwang, Jaye Moon) includes versatile installation artists of the current generation who transverse boundaries of sculpture, painting, and video art. 

This exhibition will celebrate the diversity and powerful forces of the four major directions of contemporary artists based in New York. 

Though all participating artists are women, the curators have chosen not to label the exhibition as one by women artists. Instead the focus is put on an overlying common theme, creative experience, or artistic attitude among the artists. 

The exhibition also features a catalogue with four scholarly essays by Benjamin Genocchio, Andrew Weinstein, Hee Sung Cho and Kyunghee Pyun. 

“Overall I love the dynamic interaction, transparency, and media savvy of the work in this show. […] The work is thoughtful, demanding of our engagement. It is not conceived or engineered to cater to a quick and disposable visual experience […] for it is the weaving together of complex threads of meaning that is probably the most pronounced, shared attribute of the work in this show.” 
Benjamin Genocchio, Editor-in-Chief of Artnet


The Gallery Korea is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Opening Reception will take place on October 29th, 6 pm to 8 pm. 

Miro Yoon