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Mison Kim, London Road Chapel, 2014, ink and acrylic on paper, 55 x 40 inches           
Beacon, NY - Theo Ganz Studio is pleased to present a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by Mison Kim.  No Privileged Position will be on view at 149 Main Street from September 13 - October 5, 2014 with an opening reception for the artist on Saturday, September 13 from 6-8 pm.  This is the artist's first exhibition with the gallery.
Kim was born in Soeul, Korea and emigrated to the United States when she was 19.  She was awarded a National Talent Scholarship which enabled her to attend Pratt Institute where she received both her BFA and MFA (1997).  She started her own creative consulting firm which provides design and illustration services for several fashion companies and at the same time has pursued her own fine art practice.  Recently four of her drawings were selected by Ian Berry for the exhibition Worlds of Wonder now on view at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York.  This series has evolved over the last year or so:  the ink braids that once curled and twisted over the entire surface of a large sheet of paper are now confined within a painted structural overlay.   The artist states, "The architectural structures presented with this series of drawings are there to contain space, provide a frame work and a subject matter."
Mison Kim, Ravishment in Red, 2013, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 inches      
In addition to the two drawings, No Privileged Position will include five paintings completed between 2009 and 2014.  The elaborate build-up of color and shape is meticulously hand-crafted over an extended period of time and is created in such a manner that "keeps the eyes moving, allowing them to alight upon certain moments where they might attempt to make sense of the space.  In general though, these paintings present no privileged perspective and invite the viewer to make up his/her mind about where they might want to go with them" (MK)  The artist uses hand-cut masks to create the shapes within these paintings and by working from an original rough sketch of movement she begins to work up and fill-in the dance and play of colored streamers over the course of many months and hundreds of hours.  The ability to sustain the movement and volumes of space within each painting becomes the artist's greatest challenge.  Current Course and Ravishment in Red (above) are undoubtedly her most ambitious efforts to date and we are pleased to have them both in the gallery for this show.
Kim currently lives and works in Greenville, New York with her husband, who is also an artist, and daughter.  For more information contact Eleni Smolen, or visit  Hours:  Friday - Sunday 12 - 5 pm and by appointment 917.318.2239.
Theo Ganz Studio
149 Main Street
Beacon, NY  12508
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