David Kaye Gallery » Chung-Im Kim

living geometry
October 1 - 25, 2015

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GALLERY

Chung-Im Kim, mutation VII, 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 30 X 16 X 4 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation VII (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 30 X 16 X 4 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation VIII, 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 48 X 25 X 5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation VIII (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 48 X 25 X 5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation VIII (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 48 X 25 X 5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation IX, 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with indigo, hand stitched, 52 X 25 X 5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation IX (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with indigo, hand stitched, 52 X 25 X 5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation I, 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 15 X 13 X 3 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation I (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 15 X 13 X 3 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation II, 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 17 X 15 X 3.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation II (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, hand stitched, 17 X 15 X 3.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, semonemo IV, 2015, industrial felt, thread, screen printed, hand stitched, 36 X 39 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, semonemo IV (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, screen printed, hand stitched, 36 X 39 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, semonemo III, 2015, industrial felt, thread, screen printed, hand stitched, 27 X 44 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, semonemo III (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, screen printed, hand stitched, 27 X 44 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation III, 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with lac, hand stitched, 23.5 X 12 X 3 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation III(detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with lac, hand stitched, 23.5 X 12 X 3 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation V, 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with logwood, hand stitched, 11 X 11 X 2.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation V (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with logwood, hand stitched, 11 X 11 X 2.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation VI, 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with onion skin, hand stitched, 13.5 X 13 X 3.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation VI (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with onion skin, hand stitched, 13.5 X 13 X 3.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation IV, 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with onion skin hand stitched, 18 X 14 X 3.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, mutation IV (detail), 2015, industrial felt, thread, dyed with onion skin hand stitched, 18 X 14 X 3.5 in.

INSTALLATION VIEWS

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Constructed Images
September 6 - 30, 2012

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For me, patterns are hard to ignore as I encounter everyday life. Whether the source comes from nature, historical context or plainly created by me, working with patterns always gives me the thrill of entering a new world. A pattern can grow into a complex image jungle or a well disciplined ornamental beauty. In this body of work, I was exploring the chaotic order resulting from many small pieces containing broken images. I tend to see each of these parts as an independent soul containing unique power and energy that then together becomes an entity as cells to a body. I hope to evoke the birthing tension when all are gathered.

Why felt? It has been many years since I was introduced to industrial felt, and was struck by the unique quality and rich potential of this relatively unknown material. The more I engaged the more I became attached to this material, and continue to explore it’s flexibility, shape forming ability, and forgiving nature. These qualities allow me to realize my ideas in a physical body of work. Like many in this field, I feel that understanding material fully and obtaining the technical skill to handle it are every bit as important as developing the idea. Still, I wouldn’t dare to say that I completely comprehend this material, felt, but that I hope there will be many more years ahead having fun with it.

GALLERY

Chung-Im Kim, jaryu, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 51 X 24 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, jaryu (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 51 X 24 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, hwéori II, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 12.5 X 12.5 X 1.5 in., SOLD.Chung-Im Kim, hwéori II (side view), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 12.5 X 12.5 X 1.5 in., SOLD.Chung-Im Kim, hwéori I, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 12.5 X 12.5 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, hwéori I (side view), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 12.5 X 12.5 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, singiru, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 29 X 24 X 2 in., SOLD.Chung-Im Kim, singiru (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 29 X 24 X 2 in., SOLD.Chung-Im Kim, tansung I, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 9 X 9 X 1.5 in., SOLD.Chung-Im Kim, tansung I (side view), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 9 X 9 X 1.5 in., SOLD.Chung-Im Kim, tansung II, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 9 X 9 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, tansung II (side view), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 9 X 9 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, soyongdori, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 51 X 24 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, soyongdori (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 51 X 24 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, yeokryu, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 25 X 24 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, yeokryu (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 25 X 24 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, sulbing, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 26 X 26 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, sulbing (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 26 X 26 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, baekya, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 71 X 60 X 6 in.Chung-Im Kim, baekya (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 71 X 60 X 6 in.Chung-Im Kim, boohwa, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, laser cut, 30.5 X 30.5 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, boohwa (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, laser cut, 30.5 X 30.5 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, boonyul, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, laser cut, 34 X 34 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, boonyul (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, laser cut, 34 X 34 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, danja II, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, laser cut, 13.5 X 14 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, danja II (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, laser cut, 13.5 X 14 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, danja I, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 13.5 X 14 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, danja I (side view), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 13.5 X 14 X 1.5 in.Chung-Im Kim, nalgae, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 43 X 44 X 5 in.Chung-Im Kim, nalgae (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 43 X 44 X 5 in.Chung-Im Kim, pado, 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 27 X 26 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, pado (detail), 2012, hand stitched industrial felt, silkscreen printed, 27 X 26 X 2 in.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.Chung-Im Kim, Constructed Images, Exhibition installation view.