Before Mind | Lacey Kim
August 4 – 31, 2017
New York, NY
(between Morris Street and Exchange Alley)
Generously donated by Harbor Group Management Company
Nearest Trains: 4, 5, R
Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6-8pm
Friday – Saturday, 12-7pm
On view 24/7, through window.
Before Mind showcases a number of artist Lacey Kim’s newest works in order to engage a New York audience with the “subtle yet infinitely affirming quality of abstract painting” as an exploration of internal, unconscious reality. Bringing together variations of her current style through a gestural exploration of oil paint on canvas, Lacey’s linework expresses freedom, outward expansion, and infinite possibility. Viewers are encouraged to expand their vision of both themselves and their internal realities through an exploration of the intricate relationships between the real, relative, bound, and unbound nature of the shapes she creates. Each painting reflects an experience within a captured moment, seeking to provide a window for the viewer into a realm of connection with their inner reality.
About the Artist
Lacey Kim is internationally known for her non-representational style, cultivated in conjunction with her own personal philosophy. Citing Zen practices and philosophy as a major source of personal and artistic inspiration, Lacey’s work stems from the directness with which she both lives her everyday life and paints. Born and raised in South Korea, Lacey received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Seoul Women’s University in 2003. She then moved to the United Kingdom to pursue her MA at Nottingham Trent University (2007) and received her MFA in 2009 from Pratt Institute in New York City. Currently based in New York, Lacey has lived and worked on three continents, and her works have been exhibited internationally in cities such as New York, Chicago, Miami, Vienna, Beijing, and Seoul.