“The Spiritual Garden” comes to a close

“The Spiritual Garden” comes to a close

On the last day of “The Spiritual Garden,” Prof. Hee Sook Kim was kind enough to answer some questions I had about the exhibit. 1) What do you feel are the advantages and disadvantages of the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery space, especially pertaining to the display of your work? I did not feel any disadvantage in the space at all. Perfectly happy. 2) What are the connections between your exhibit in the gallery and the class you teach? It is a a great tool to have my work at the gallery so that students can see the work in person to learn about the creative process on their own, along with inspirations they can have through my work. Students are the web generation who grew up looking at images online conveniently instead of going to galleries and museums. This convenience and aloof experience are unknown disadvantages for them. 3) How does the experience of having your work exhibited at Haverford compare to its exhibition in numerous other places? It has the advantage of reaching out to the community and meeting people who otherwise would not encounter my work and get to know me. “The Spiritual Garden” at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery closes today after a thoroughly beautiful five-week...
“The Spiritual Garden” opens at the CFG

“The Spiritual Garden” opens at the CFG

For weeks Haverford students have been running into the powerful red posters for Hee Sook Kim’s exhibit at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, “The Spiritual Garden”. The exhibition opening proved to be just as beautiful and impactful as the poster. Wandering through the gallery – sadly, I missed the artist’s talk – I was absorbed and pleasantly overwhelmed by the multitude of colors and textures in the pieces. Hee Sook Kim teaches printmaking at Haverford. I would love to be able to take her class and hear her insights on contrasting colors and materials. In addition to more “traditional” canvases made with acrylic paint and rhinestones, she also displayed Beosun, Korean traditional socks. The variety of works was wonderful: she displayed paintings, multimedia works, prints, installation, and video.  The opening was well-attended and festive. “I was the only person wearing sports clothing,” said junior Abby Fullem I spotted Abby browsing a catalogue on the couch. I would encourage everyone pick up one the beautiful catalogues that accompany the exhibit. Visiting the Gallery is a wonderful experience – I will be back many times, in order to try and absorb the colorful, lush beauty of the exhibit. Find out...