Mindy Solomon Gallery
cordially invites you to attend

Focus Korea

Works by Kang Hyo Lee, Minkyu Lee, Sung-Jae Choi, Ree Soo-Jong, HunChung Lee, Wookjae Maeng, and Sungyee Kim

Opening Reception:
Thursday, December 19th, from 6 – 9pm

With Korean Spirits Tasting Sponsored by Gramps Bar

Mindy Solomon Gallery
172 NW 24th St.
Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood Arts District
www.mindysolomon.com

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December 19, 2013 – January 23, 2014

Continuing to explore the implications of historical and contemporary Korean art, Mindy Solomon Gallery presents FOCUS KOREA, an introduction to tone and texture. A collection of new ceramic works and paintings by top Korean artists on the world market today appears in the exhibition, including: Kang Hyo Lee, Minkyu Lee, Sung-Jae Choi, Ree Soo-Jong, HunChung Lee, Wookjae Maeng, and Sungyee Kim. An Opening Reception will be held Thursday, December 19th, from 6:00-9:00pm. Gramps Bar will sponsor a Korean spirits tasting at the gallery during the Opening.

 

Ree Soo-Jong, Bunchung Jar with Iron-Brown Drawing, Buncheong ware, 32 x 32 x 48 cm  Minkyu Lee, Hidden Structure Revealed, 2013, Glazed porcelain, multi-fired, 4.5 x 5 x 5 in.
Wookjae Maeng, Camouflage Deer, 2013, Porcelain and wood, 9.4 x 11.8 x 20 in. /
Kang Hyo Lee, Buncheong Mountain: Water 1, 2013, Ceramic with ash glaze, 71 x 65 x 66 cm

Kang Hyo Lee, widely regarded as one of the finest Korean potters working today, presents contemplative abstract minimalism through traditional puncheong vessels, with creamy liquid surfaces and elegant sculptural forms. Minkyu Lee is a ceramic sculptor who focuses on defining the negative space in his works, encouraging contemplation from the viewer. Sung-Jae Choi makes vessels in the Korean tradition of buncheong ware (late 14th to late 16th century), and his works are a powerful contemporary evocation of Korean aesthetics.  Ree Soo-Jong says of his pots, “My work happens through manual kneading of soil, showing its natural, raw aspects and calling for viewers’ instant reflections on the work. Through the unification of soil and self, I intend to reach a primitive essence.”  Regarding his ceramics, HunChung Lee states: “Travel is both the source and purpose of my work. Usually I travel into the past space and time of human beings through my eyes, heart, and work.”  Having been brought up in urban South Korea, Wookjae Maeng has had profound experiences with wildlife during his stays in North America. The theme of his sculptural work is to represent the complex, ambiguous, and uncomfortable relationship between man and animal.  In her densely layered paintings, artist Sungyee Kim incorporates the principles of I Ching with the Taoistic pursuit of becoming one with material as in the Transformation of Things, the Buddhist concept of the whole universe within a single dust particle.

Wookjae Maeng, Camouflage Deer, 2013, Porcelain and wood, 9.4 x 11.8 x 20 in.  Kang Hyo Lee, Buncheong Mountain: Water 1, 2013, Ceramic with ash glaze, 71 x 65 x 66 cm

Ree Soo-Jong, Bunchung Jar with Iron-Brown Drawing, Buncheong ware, 32 x 32 x 48 cm. /
Minkyu Lee, Hidden Structure Revealed, 2013, Glazed porcelain, multi-fired, 4.5 x 5 x 5 in.

ABOUT MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY
Mindy Solomon Gallery specializes in contemporary emerging and mid-career artists. Represented works include painting, sculpture, photography, and video in both narrative and non-objective styles. Solomon also exhibits some of the most prestigious contemporary Korean artists on the world market. With an interest in client education, such as a collectors’ tour to South Korea and regular artists’ talks and VIP events, the gallery and its programs endeavor to showcase a unique and bold view of the international art world. Deeply interested in the intersection of art and design, Ms. Solomon and her team collaborate with designers, advisors, consultants and curators to inform and integrate fine works of art as part of a greater aesthetic. One of only six galleries in Florida to be included in ‘Top 500 Galleries Worldwide’ in the Louise Blouin Media Modern Painters 2013 Annual Guide, Mindy Solomon Gallery participates in many prestigious art fairs, including Art Miami during Basel’s Art Week Miami Beach, Zona Maco Contemporary Art Fair in Mexico City, VOLTA NY, and Shanghai Contemporary.


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