HYOBIN KWON Artist Exhibition in Collaboration with SIMON SHIM
HEALING IN CITY
Place : KATE OH GALLERY
31E 72nd Street Between Madison Ave & Park Ave, New York
Time: May 24 – June 5, 2021
Reception : Saturday, May 29, 2-4pm
The city is a vessel that fills people.
In the city, the history of people's lives is piled up step by step, and traces of them remain everywhere. Especially in New York, skyscrapers built in different shapes and structures, intricately connected roads, and parks to relax are a fantastic combination. The blend of 100-year-old historic buildings and high-rise buildings built with cutting-edge technology gives you an ecstatic feeling of enjoying the past and the present while riding a time machine. Therefore, walking the streets of the city is not boring. New York makes people want to walk, brings joy to every moment, and is full of various stories.
However, humans and cities were cut off due to the Pandemics, which began in early 2020. The city has been transformed into a haunted city where people do not live, and humans can no longer get pleasure from the city. As we passed through the difficult tunnels of the Pandemics, we saw the deaths of our loved ones and faced a difficult financial situation. But through this time, we were able to look back on the meaning and purpose of life we had forgotten.
In the time of the currently stopped city, I, as an artist, began my artwork to remind me of the beautiful city we know of through my paintings until the day when the dark tunnel was over. At least, I would like to show you this exhibition in hopes of a better tomorrow, supporting you who have overcome the pain through my paintings. -Hyobin Kwon, Artist
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope dose not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Romans 5 : 3-5
Looking back on our groaning in a long dark tunnel of year 2020, we convey a thought that creates a new and better daily life together through reflection on our past human history and reflection for the future.
It has been more than year. Now we are coming out from a long Tunnel, stretching ourselves for better day. It is time to heal our body and soul. - Simon Shim, Architectural Engineer
"This catalogue is amazing! The artwork is just beautiful. "
— Aparna Bapu
Principal at Aparna Bapu Consulting