Eunice Kim | Nature Stories

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.

This exhibition is made possible in part by grants from Puffin Foundation and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.


Artist Talk

Saturday, September 15, 11am

(Sponsored by Seattle Print Arts


View some of Kim's past work here.

Sister Mary Corita Kent | Selected Works

In vibrant color and bold flat shapes, the silkscreen work of activist nun Sister Mary Corita in the 1950's and 1960's embodies the spirit of a woman who resisted the male dominated Bay Area Catholic Church, and the dehumanizing culture of global capitalism and consumerism.

Simultaneous and overlapping double meanings of psalms, religious thinking, billboards and wrappers were inherent in her word image oriented prints.  She was ultimately motivated to point toward a better way of being a human being--as succinctly exemplified by her use of the magazine icons to call to us to LOOK at LIFE all the TIME. 

Max Klinger | Etchings

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