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Rolf BEHM
Francisco CASTRO LEÑERO
David GOERK
Barry GOLDBERG
Vincent HAMEL
Ron JANOWICH
Woong KIM
Rick KLAUBER
Ron KLEIN
Perla KRAUZE
Toon KUIJPERS
Atta KWAMI
Donald McLAUGHLIN
Hiroyuki OKUMURA
Charles Thomas O'NEIL
Gabriel PHIPPS
Florence PIERCE
Henri PLAAT
Steve RIEDELL
Robin ROSE
Rebecca SALTER
Werner SCHMIDT
Fred STONEHOUSE
Robert THIELE
Carlos TORRES
Hasmig VARTANIAN
William WILLIS
Yuriko YAMAGUCHI
Sati ZECH
ZWINGER


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February 5 - Feb 28, 2004
Reception February 5, 6 - 8pm
Howard Scott Gallery is pleased to announce the opening  -  on Thursday, February fifth  -  of the New York City-based artist, Woong Kim’s  sixth exhibition with the gallery.  The show will be  composed of paintings ranging from intimate in scale to his long-employed format of six by seven feet.

Admired in the contemporary art worlds of New York and his native Korea [where he continues to exhibit with regularity] for his abstract paintings  which draw inspiration from sources in nature and from his complex, personal cultural background,  he has always sought his own path as an artist.  The aspect of his work which is most crucial to him is the exact nature of the surface of his paintings  -  which is slowly built up of multiple layers of oil paint, with collage-like elements of fabric and paper embedded in the surface at varying depths, often revealing their existence only as topographic features.   Second in importance to him is the role of color  -  long one of the strengths of his work.  

Two developments in his work since his last solo exhibition in New York (Spring 2000) reward observing.  There is his new practice of creating a calmer and (perhaps) more contemplative surface through using rectangular shapes of a finely woven linen, laid down in a mosaic-like pattern over the compacted layers of paint.  The addition in one work of  dark, near-monochromatic hues creates the effect of the surface of the ocean at night.  The second development  involves his growing attraction to what he terms “mute” colors  which engage the viewer in a different manner than do brilliant hues.  Influential here, no doubt, is  his increasing interest in studying archaic, utilitarian objects from “primitive” cultures.  


Mr Kim will be honored by the presentation of a solo exhibition of his paintings at the Sungkok Art  Museum, in Seoul, Korea, which opens in late October of  this  year.  The exhibition will be accompanied by a full catalogue.
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