Volume 81, Number 7 | July 14 - 20, 2011
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Photo courtesy of Gallery DA
“Shaman’s Dress,” by Eunah Kim.

Gone, but not forgotten:
A ‘Wake’ for Eunah Kim

This posthumous retrospective exhibition celebrates the life of Korean artist Eunah Kim (1973-2010) — whose brief but spirited career was cut short by lung cancer. For the next four years after her diagnosis, Kim created a body of conceptual sculptures, wall hangings, paintings and works on paper.

“In Her Wake: Eunah Kim” surveys the art she produced from 2000 to 2009. Born into a Catholic family, Kim studied philosophy and art history in Korea, then pursued Zen Buddhism during her graduate school years (becoming a Buddhist nun novitiate in 1997). Returning to the secular world after a few years, Zen Buddhism remained her way of life. Her creative output was deeply informed by that experience, along with an immersion in mysticism and spirituality.

Through July 29, at Gallery DA (part of the Korean American Association of Greater New York). At 149 W. 24th St., 6th Fl. (btw. 6th & 7th Aves.). Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 12-6pm. Sat./Sun, by appointment. For info, call 212-255-6969 or visit nykorean.org.

 

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