Sang Hee Kim: Oriental Paintings & Minhwa
Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver, BC - Jun 18 – Jul 7
This solo exhibition introduces viewers to minhwa, as interpreted by Korean-Canadian artist Sang Hee Kim. A long-standing Korean folk art tradition, minhwa employs images of objects and animals symbolically. Mountain peonies may symbolize wealth, honour and beauty; a turtle may signify longevity; and a magpie together with a tiger can be a harbinger of good news. Kim’s belief is that these images reveal values, longings and aspirations common to both Eastern and Western cultures.