LA Art Project: Four Gazes

Date: Fri, Aug 05, 2022 - Fri, Aug 26, 2022
Time: 10:00AM - 05:00PM

KCCLA LA Art Project: Four Gazes

- Exhibition Title: Four Gazes

- Date: August 5 (Fri) ~ August 26 (Fri), 2022

* Gallery Open Hour: Monday ~ Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Gallery will be Monday, August 15 in Observed Korean National Holiday.)

- Opening: August 5 (Fri), 2022 6:00PM-9:00PM

*Opening Register:Opening Register

- Location: Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles Art Gallery (2nd Floor)/5505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

- Presenters: Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles(KCCLA)

- Guest Curator: Sunook Park

- Artists: Yunkyoung Cho, Eunice Choi, TeaYoun Kim-Kassor, Jinae Soh

- More information: Tammy Cho, at 323-936-3014 or tammy@kccla.org

The Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (KCCLA, Director Sangwon Jung) proudly presents the LA Art Project Exhibition " Four Gazes " which will open with the reception at the Korean Cultural Center Art Gallery on Friday, August 5th, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the KCCLA (located at 5505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036).

The exhibition features the works of four artists: YunKyoung Cho, Eunice Choi, TeaYoun Kim-Kassor, and Jinae Soh.

Their works capture the gazes that dwell in our everyday lives, and especially in those moments of calm, grace, and silence. The exhibition space itself is designed as if one were walking through a scenic watercolor painting of some familiar, yet distant, world. The works in tandem embody the trivialities of our daily routine and the desire to feel happiness through them, no matter how painful life may be.

YunKyoung Cho’s ‘Chaekgeori-Books and Things’ exposes the indisputable nature of human desire through her unique cheerful tones. She incorporates the peculiar painting style of the Joseon Dynasty into familiar everyday scenes. Adhering to the authentic style, the artist joyfully re-introduces the most treasured objects of our modern day-to-day. She invites us into her gaze to observe these fragments of time in such a way that our memories seem to linger and shine.

Eunice Choi compares common ceramic vessels to people: The artist feels that there are many commonalities between sculpting and birth; firing and growth. She is known for her expert articulation of natural light, as well as of spaces surrounding common objects such as tea cups, water glasses, and ceramic teapots in a dining room.

TeaYoun Kim-Kassor was born in Korea and has lived in both Japan and the U.S. The artist sees her life as continuously immersed within these three cultures. Her unique upbringing led her to ask questions about her identity, fueling her passion for the relentless exploration of herself and her surroundings through art. TeaYoun’s fabric pieces embody her ongoing investigations as an artist and as a voyager through life.

Jinae Soh climbs hills of Loma Linda, California through the misty gray of every morning. She breathes in the same colors she gazed at in her youth: the changing colors of the ocean, the open fields, the sky. Her medium of choice is charcoal dust, a substance she has long favored for its healing properties since her days as a nurse. Her aesthetic senses recollect the tree’s radiant vitality, projecting it from within the dark carbon residue.

This exhibition is curated by CalState Long Beach professor Sunook Park.

The exhibition will be open to the public and the show will run until August 26th, 2022.