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June 3, 2021
Iede Takahiro, Japanese, B.1962, Container Kotodama (The Spirit of Language), 2018
The Eternal Beauty of Metal
March 11, 2021–August 31, 2021
The gallery is open by appointment only until September.
The current exhibition’s title, “The Eternal Beauty of Metal,” reflects the philosophy of Ōsumi Yukie—Japan’s first female Living National Treasure in metal art—who has written that there is “ . . . something particularly meaningful about the way that metals can substitute the permanent for the fleeting and transitory, conferring eternity on phenomena that would otherwise have a limited lifespan.” Featuring vessels made from gold, silver, platinum, copper, lead, and unique Japanese alloys, worked in techniques including casting, chiseling, hammering, and overlay, “The Eternal Beauty of Metal” will show that the makers of these contemporary masterpieces are distinct in their personal modes of expression, but united in their embrace of traditional methods.
HK Art & Antiques
Works on Paper Virtual Exhibition
May 5 - July 28, 2021
Works on paper by Whanki Kim, Su Kwak, Tchah-Sup Kim, Bohnchang Koo, and Woong Kim
Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm, by appointment
TCHAH-SUP KIM (B. 1940), Triangle, 1978, Etchings copy 9 of 15
Byung-hun Min: Weeds
Online exclusive exhibition featuring exquisite photography work with a delicate flora motif by contemporary Korean artist Byung-hun Min. Byung-hun Min takes inspiration from the Korean landscape and culture; his photographs embody a blend of beauty, intricacy, and metaphor. Min's photographs of grasses were taken on repeated visits to the same site where weeds have grown up against vinyl greenhouses and dried to their surfaces.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1955, Min started out as a musician and vocalist and was a student of electronic engineering before finally discovering photography in his late 20’s. He studied at the Soon-tae Hong studio and has pursued a successful career in photography. He was awarded the Dong-A International Photography Salon’s silver medal (1984). Min's work has been widely exhibited and collected by institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; Seoul Art Center; and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwachon, Korea.
BYUNG-HUN MIN KOREAN, B. 1955, UNTITLED FROM THE SNOW SERIES, 2008, gelatin silver print