Stephanie S. Lee (New Work Grantee) Threads & Pigments
A Visual Art Exhibition with an Art Making Workshop.
Threads & Pigments is a group exhibition of nine Korean-American artists who have been living and working in the United States. Their artworks embody diverse and dynamic philosophies depicted using materials such as colorful pigments and stitched threads that symbolize diversity and represent a connection between cultures.
Opening Reception: 9/13, Friday, 6-8pm
Art Making Workshop: “Wearable Art: Make your own lucky pouch”: 9/22, Sunday, 2-4pm
Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 463-7700 x222 (English & Español) 中文 x228; 한국어 x260
Exhibition: Free. Workshop: $10 non-members, $5 members, Students & Children/FREE for Teens (supplies provided). More info at www.flushingtownhall.org
From hand-stitch to sprayed pigment, a wide array of contemporary Korean visual arts will be introduced in Queens for the first time. Interdisciplinary artist Jayoung Yoon presents delicate two-dimensional fiber art painstakingly crafted with hair and thread. Artist Kyung Han Kim tries to change the daily prejudice that was recordedby media into ideal prejudice with his needlecraft artwork. Artists Sui Park and Dong Kyu Kim create three-dimensional artworks using everyday objects, such as zip tie and receipts, to suggest new perception. Artist Sueim Koo and Jake Seo create colorful and intriguing textures by implying collage and embroidery on canvas. Artist Jeong Min Park sprays color pigments on the canvas to create meditative visual echoing distant scenery of mountains. Artists Wonju Seo and Stephanie S. Lee’s works show the reinterpretation of Korean tradition with a modern perspective. Wonju’s fiber artwork is inspired by Korean hand-stitched patchwork called Jogakbo and Stephanie’s painting is inspired by Korean folk art, Minhwa.
Curated by Stephanie S. Lee and presented by Flushing Town Hall, this exhibition will help viewers to understand diversity and reach audiences to engage with multi-cultural aspects, both tradition and contemporary without boundaries. This exhibition is also supported in part by The Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College, CUNY.