October 24 - November 28, 2020
RO2 ART | The Cedars
1501 South Ervay Street, Dallas Texas 75215
Ro2 Art | Dallas, TX
Ro2 Art is proud to present Coalescence, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Bumin Kim. The show will run from October 24 through November 28, 2020. The exhibition will open with an artist reception at Ro2 Art in The Cedars located at 1501 S Ervay St. Dallas, TX 75215 and will take place from 12-6 PM. Attendance to the reception will be limited to groups no larger than ten over 20 minute intervals - Reservations available via EventBrite: ro2.us/oct24
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Bumin Kim's body of work is a showcase of questions; an approach towards the idea of painting in the expanded field. Kim explores the nature of line, and the potential held therein, to push the boundaries between the two-dimensional surface and three-dimensional space. The thin, long lines of thread present a visual translation of brush marks. Thread and string are synonymous with the actions of weaving and stitching, both for utilitarian purposes, and to serve as metaphor, for the joining of two separate entities with efforts to repair what once was, or with the intent of becoming something other, whole and new.
The transformative power of materiality is at play in these works, and Kim has repurposed the context of thread, to emphasize the energy, delicacy, and grace of painting. Both the weight of line as thin and singular, and the collection of lines en masse as solid form, are sensitive tools found in Kim's repertoire.
Her inspirations come from natural scenes that are everywhere in my daily life and in memories. Kim explores the sceneries learning how they change naturally in color, texture, and form with each change in weather and seasons, days and nights. Nature has powerful energies, carrying with them a lot of information and feels.
These works shift, undulate, and pulse into our space, promulgating themselves as entities emancipated from the confines of flatland, and now poised, vibrating, just above the surface. Painting has been personified, and is no longer limited to the index of the hand, or the illusion of the flat surface. It is an echo of a once sorrowful song, who’s voice is present, tender, and alive.
"For this exhibition, Coalescence, the effort of accumulating shattered memories to put into one composition plays an important role. I engage with vibrational affections from the visualized textures of the physicality of material as well as pleasant-tensional illusions from color transitions."
About the Artist
Originally from Korea, Bumin Kim received her MFA in drawing and painting in 2015 from the University of North Texas and remains in North Texas as an active member of the contemporary art community. In addition to numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Texas, she has been featured at the Dallas Art Fair and Art Aspen. Her work is included in both public and private collections in Texas and throughout the United States and Europe. Bumin Kim is represented by Ro2 Art in Dallas.