The Believer’s Journey
The Art of Jae-Im Kim
On display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music
409 Prospect Street, New Haven
March 1 - April 16, 2010
Weekdays 9 - 4
Thursday, March 4, 4:30-6pm
Institute of Sacred Music Great Hall
The Believer’s Journey: The Art of Jae-Im Kim, artist in residence at the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, will be on display at Yale Institute of Sacred Music (409 Prospect St., New Haven) from March 1 through April 16. The exhibition is free and open to the public weekdays 9 – 4. There will be an opening reception for the artist Thursday, March 4, 4:30 – 6pm in the Great Hall of the Institute.
Jae-Im Kim belongs to the first generation of Korean abstract expressionists: as a lyric abstract expressionist, her work is largely inspired by “the dance of the spirit,” and a cheerful contemplative spirituality. Her gestural paintings and torn-paper collages are derivative of her training in oriental calligraphy, dance and music. Inspired by the expression of the sacred and the conceptual, her works radiate a truly captivating energy that is vibrant and chromatic, full of rhythm and melody.
A graduate of Seoul National University’s Dept. of Fine Arts, Jae-Im Kim is a prolific and engaging artist who has had a distinguished and successful international career. Since her first solo exhibition in Seoul in 1960, her work has been exhibited extensively in Europe and Asia, in solo and group shows. Her colorful paintings, which are infused with Oriental rhythms, have been part of larger exhibitions, such as the Korean Women Painters Association exhibition held at the National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan (1983), and exchange exhibitions held in Paris, France (1982), and Kathmandu, Nepal (1983).
The exhibition is presented by Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Overseas Ministries Study Center with support from Yale Divinity School. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.
For more information, call 203-432-5062.