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Doosan Gallery
533 West 25th Street, New York, NY, 212 242 6343
May 10 - June 9, 2012
Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6 - 8 PM
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DOOSAN Gallery New York is pleased to announce Thread, the solo exhibition of Siyeon Kim, from May 10 to June 9, 2012. The exhibition features three digital prints and her latest installation work.

Kim is renowned for her installations and digital prints which represent an ordinary scene in a surrealistic circumstance. The point of departure in Kim’s works often appears in the medium of her installation. She elaborates with consumable material which can disappear or expire in a flash, yet depicts its instant and aggressiveness.

Kim cautiously plans the intricate composition and the fragile objects such as the skein made of eraser dust, needle and color pencils which explain the subtle energy. The tension from her delicate creations and uses color ‘blue’ is the metaphors of state of gloomy sentiment, sense of loss and lack of communication in modern society. In this exhibition, she describes paradox of the contemporary art by suggesting contradiction of approachable matter in the ‘inaccessible condition’ which acts as a kind of psychological barricade.

Si Yeon Kim was born in 1971 in Seoul, Korea. She received B.F.A and M.F.A. in sculpture from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, M.F.A. in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in New York, NY, USA. She has had solo exhibitions at 16 bungee (2011, Seoul, Korea), Gallery Hyundai Window, (2010, Seoul, Korea), Gallery Satori (2009, New York, NY, USA), and Gallery Em (2008, Seoul, Korea). Her works has also been included in group exhibitions at Seoul Museum of Art (2009, Seoul, Korea), Ssamzie Space (2007, Seoul Korea), Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (2006, Seoul, Korea), National Museum of Contemporary Art (2004, Gwacheon, Korea), Art in General (2002, New York, NY, USA), and Queens Museum of Art (2001, Queens, NY, USA).

About DOOSAN Gallery and DOOSAN Residency in New York

DOOSAN Gallery New York and DOOSAN Residency New York are dedicated to discovery of and support for young and emerging Korean artists. Managed by DOOSAN YONKANG Foundation in Seoul, Korea, DOOSAN Gallery New York is Korea’s first non-profit organization to be officially recognized by the State of New York and the New York City Department of Education. The organization provides artists with resources, such as studio and exhibition space and housing in New York City. The organization’s mission is to serve as a gateway to significant exposure and opportunities for the artists by nurturing their creativity and helping them share their work with a broader audience.
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