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FIRE FROM THE FORGE: An Exhibition of Forty-Two Selected Metal Artists

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, September 3  to  Sunday, October 5, 2014
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
FIRE FROM THE FORGE: An Exhibition of Forty-Two Selected Metal Artists

Min Koo, Baby Onesie, 2012, Stainless steel

A TRIBUTE TO KOMELIA HONGJA OKIM

Fire from the Forge showcases the sculpture and jewelry of forty-two artists who studied with Komelia Okim. This accomplished and critically-acclaimed group of artists offers diverse, sensitive and visually astounding work primarily in metals. Featured artists: Carol Allen, Youngmi Lee Cho, Namu Cho, Eunmee Chung, Lynn Cool, David Loren Gerlach, Jacqueline Greeves, Rosa Greher, Aimee Howard, Reiko Ishiyama, Mee Yeon Jang, Young-Kwan Jeoung, Fereshtah Klauss, Chong Ryol Kim, Miyoun Kim, Wanjin Kim, Young-ock Kim, Myungjin Ko, Min Koo, Hyewon Lee, Hyung Kyu Lee, Janet Snyder Long, Dalya Luttwak, Paulette Myers, Junghwa Kim Paik, Kyung chan Paik, Sangsook Park, Ilana Rappaport, Donghyun Rhee, Do Sik Seo, Wendy Ross, Carol Sakihara, Tova Schpantzer, Shelly Shen, Sherry Terao, Mira Choi Tyson, Estelle Vernon, Hsia-Man Lydia Wang, Mei-Jen Wang, Kyunam Yi, Kyungsoo Yim, Jungwha Yoon

Artist Talk: During reception on Friday, September 5, 7–9 PM

Additional Documents:

Fire from the Forge Press Release

Fire from the Forge Catalog

FIRE FROM THE FORGE: A Retrospective Exhibition of the Metal Works of Komelia Hongja Okim

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, September 3  to  Sunday, October 5, 2014
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
FIRE FROM THE FORGE: A Retrospective Exhibition of the Metal Works of Komelia Hongja Okim

Image caption: Komelia Okim, Phynix, Coffee Pot, 2002, Silver, 24 K gold, Korean kumboo technique, 20 H x 18 x 6 inches

A retrospective of master metalsmith, Komelia Okim, reveals the artist’s astonishing ability to embed the energies of life in jewelry, sculpture and installation. Okim’s impeccably designed objects are spirited observations of the gestures and moods of humans and nature. They reflect a life-long interest in the dynamic exchange between cultures, traditions and histories with the YING YANG principle of Eastern Dualism as a guiding force. About the Artist: As a Korean-American artist and educator over the past 39 years, Komelia Okim has had numerous solo as well as group exhibitions, and has given many metal technique workshops and lectures in Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, Norway, UK, and USA

Artist Talk: Sunday, September 7, 2:00 PM.

Additional Documents:

Fire from the Forge Press Release

Fire from the Forge Catalog

JULIUS KASSOVIC: Intimate Waterscapes

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, September 3  to  Sunday, October 5, 2014
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
JULIUS KASSOVIC: Intimate Waterscapes

Image caption: Julius Kassovic, Vestment, 2012, Digital/Archival Print

For eight years, in all seasons, Julius Kassovic has been photographing the transient beauty in the waters of a small, polluted urban creek. Up close, sometimes with the lens almost in the water, light and shadows and reflections and water and ice behave in ways that cannot be captured with dry feet. Trees, skies, leaves, pebbles, grasses and junk combine to form magical waterscapes: vistas upside-down; horizons askew; backgrounds as foregrounds; startling colors.

The photos are tight compositions of the reflections of trees in, and the movement of leaves through, the creek’s waters. The reflections do not serve simply as mirrors, but as devices to explore the interplay of light and water (or ice). Minimal post-processing is needed to reveal the beauty of these liquidly ephemeral visions.

About the Artist: Julius Kassovic is a photographer, writer and researcher. His experiences as an ethnographic and Peace Corp project-oriented photography have profoundly influenced on his approach to fine art photography forcing him to push beyond surface impressions and be sensitive to nuance. His current project, Intimate Waterscapes, focuses on the ephemeral beauty in an environmentally compromised urban creek. photojulius.com

Artist Talk: During reception on Friday, September 5, 7–9 PM

Opportunities

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency at VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national and international artists for an 8 week residency at VisArts at Rockville. The Residency offers artists a dedicated studio, a supportive environment and the gift of time to plan, research, construct and present proposed projects.

The Fleur and Charles Bresler Residency

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