Eunice Kim - Nature Stories

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We were lucky enough to talk to Eunice Kim (for our first issue of Pressing Matters) about her unique collagraph prints and process. It was great to hear from her again recently about an upcoming show at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, USA. Loving the direction she is taking with these new works. For more about the project and show, see below.

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Eunice Kim - Nature Stories

Opening Reception: 'First Thursday' September 6, 6-8pm

Exhibition: September 7 - 29, 2018

Artist Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 15, 11am
(Sponsored by Seattle Print Arts)

Davidson Galleries is pleased to present our fifth solo exhibition of Korean-born, Seattle artist Eunice Kim. Internationally known for her signature dot-based imagery, Kim brings to the gallery a very special, all-new body of work sourcing reclaimed wood as her material and inspiration.

When the artist and her husband tore down a dilapidated barn on their rural studio grounds, she fell instantly in love with the weathered surfaces of old-growth timber that comprised the building. Working strictly with what nature provides, Kim finds and coaxes out narratives from aged grains, knots, cracks, and imperfections -- a process best described as "meditation on seeing." Printed entirely from actual specimens, resulting artworks celebrate innate characteristics and intrinsic beauty of reclaimed wood through exquisite minimalist aesthetic straddling abstraction and realism.

Quiet woods of Cascade Mountain foothills where the artist lives and works, too, is her muse. "I feel extremely lucky to call this place home. And more and more, I am directly informed by nature itself, which is at once both beautifully simple and complex. It is this duality I strive to bring to my work," she says. Nature Stories features over 30 intimate scale monoprints introducing the audience to artist's newfound passion and way of working.

For information contact: Emily Thornes at (206) 624-7684 or emily@davidsongalleries.com.

John Coe