Opening Reception: FRI, SEPT 13, 6-8 PM
Gallery Dates: FRI, SEPT 13 - SUN, SEPT 29
Gallery Hours: SAT & SUN, 12-5 PM; weekdays by appointment
Admission: $5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members & Students
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 recorded by 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.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
(top left) Sui Park: Hidden Gem | 2018 | Hand-Dyed Cable Ties, Black Cable Ties, Acrylic Paint
(top right) Jake Seo: Community II | 2015 | Acrylic with thread on canvas
(bottom left) Jayoung Yoon: Cleansing the Memories II_#30 | 2011 | Thread, charcoal on paper
(bottom right) Jeong Min Park: Autogenesis BY | 2018 | Korean pigment on canvas
Support for our programs is also provided by Acrobuffos/Seth Bloom & Christina Gelsone, Angela An, Robin Bell-Stevens, Dongjiang Bi, Cathay Bank, Douglass Chan, Amy Mak Chan, Sharon Chen, Ginger Chinn, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Exploring the Metropolis, Kuang-Yu Fong / Chinese Theatre Works, Barbara Garii, Matthew Goldner, Howard Graf & Kathy Donovan, Guru Krupa Foundation, Lily Han, Heather Harrison, Belinda Pilin Hsu, Alice & Steve Huang, Hung Pin Hung, Raymond D. Jasen, the Jim Henson Foundation, Ellen Kodadek, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Frank Macchio, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Jassy Z. Min, New York Chinese Chorus, Northwell Health, Carlos Ortiz, Queens Art Education Center / Arthur Liu, Queens Courier, Resorts World, Camillo Reyes, RuDance / Asian American Dance Sport Corp., Helen Shieh, Richard Siu, Curtis Smith, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Michael Tang, Veronica Tsang, Tai & Tony Wang / Glow Foundation, Jay Wegman, Constance Wingate, Anna Wu, Minwen Yang, Hank Yeh, Sandy Yeh, Shane Yeh, and Angela Qi Zhang. We are extremely grateful to the anonymous donor who contributed a $40,000 challenge gift in honor of our 40th anniversary and inspired so much generosity in others. Support at $500 and up for the 2020 fiscal year is included.