Jang soon Im  Painting A Painting  October 28 - December 12

My most recent work examines the issues of contemporary representation of Asian history and culture in media.  In light of developments in social media, I have been investigating the social structure that locates, defines and alienates the Asian tradition in contemporary society.

In Painting A Painting, I use traditional techniques and all-natural materials:  Korean wood pulp paper, natural pigments, leather glue, horse-hair bamboo brushes, and traditional Korean paper binding techniques along with multiple brush strokes applied in many layers.  It was important to use these materials and techniques because it felt more genuine and personal to me.  For this body of work, I deeply valued working within the tradition of Korean art history.