Ink painting demonstration by Park Dae Sung, Wednesday, November 2, at 4:00 PM. Limited seating. Standing room only!
Introductions: 10-15 minutes
Demonstration: 4:15-5:00 PM
Book signing: 5:00-5:45 PM
Reception: 5:30-7:00 PM
Ink Reimagined is a groundbreaking solo exhibition of the contemporary Korean ink painter’s works featured at the Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, September 24, 2022—March 19, 2023. “Park, who lost an arm during the tumultuous pre-Korean War period, is a self-taught artist who saw nature as his teacher and thus traveled widely, finding inspiration in China, Taiwan, New York City, and the mountains of North Korea. Featuring paintings of enormous scale and refined technique, Park’s ongoing contemplation of ancient landscapes and objects asks the viewer to rethink modernity via tradition and gain a fresh appreciation for the diversity of styles—from dramatic to meditative to bursting with movement—possible through ink and brush.” —Hood Museum of Art
Ink Reimagined: exhibition dates: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 11, 2022; The Center for Government and International Studies at Harvard University, September 15, 2022; Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, September 24, 2022–March 19, 2023; Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, September 14–December 10, 2023; Ridderhof Martin Gallery and duPont Gallery at the University of Mary Washington, October 26–December 8, 2023.
An accompanying book, Ink Reimagined, illuminates the artist’s paintings through 150 full-color images, an interview with Park, and six scholarly essays exploring his diverse subjects, such as calligraphy, landscape, animals, and still life. In addition to telling the artist’s remarkable life story, the contributors trace the rich history of Korean ink painting from the 1950s to today. This book will enlighten Western readers, deepen the understanding of Park’s modernized style of Korean ink painting, and inspire interest in the long tradition of East Asian ink painting, as well as contemporary Korean art and culture. The author, Sunglim Kim, is an associate professor in the Department of Art History in the Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program at Dartmouth College. She also serves on AVA’s exhibition committee.
The demonstration will be held in the galleries at AVA Gallery and Art Center, at 4 PM. Following the demonstration there will be a book-signing event with the artist and author, Sunglim Kim, and a reception featuring Asian specialties catered by Sushi Ya Restaurant, Hanover, NH. The event is free and open to the public.
Limited copies of Ink Reimagined will be available for purchase.
Image credits: Left image, Copyright © 2022 Rowa Lee. All rights reserved. Right image, Kay Kim
(Kim, Sunglim. Ink Reimagined. Hood Museum of Art, December, 2022.)