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Kim Yeon returns to the Albemarle Gallery

One of LKL’s favourite exhibitions of 2009 was Korean Aesthetics at Albemarle Gallery. One of the artists from that exhibition, Kim Yeon, returns to the Albemarle in a group show which also includes work by David Reimondo and four talented graduates from 2009.

Kim Yeon - Voyage to the Light III
Kim Yeon - Voyage to the Light III, Stainless Steel, 50 x 100 x 20cm

From the exhibition catalogue:

Kim Yeon’s sculptures encourage moments of meditation and contemplation from the viewer. Representing streams and rivers captured in a state of stasis, tranquility and calm, the solidity of Yeon’s rocks and pebbles contrast with the soft, liquid appearance of the resin they are encased in. Shimmering in the light, the sculptures appear to float weightlessly above the floor, casting mysterious reflective shadows and illuminating the floor beneath. Kim Yeon lives and works in South Korea.

As well as including the resin sculptures from her Waterside series which viewers will recall from last year, this exhibition includes some dazzling stainless steel sculptures from her Voyage to the Light series, and the colourful Autumn Leaves.

Kim Yeon - Autumn Leaves
Kim Yeon - Autumn Leaves. Resin and leaves, 48 x 80 x 5cm

The exhibition runs from 18 February – 13 March 2010 at Albemarle Gallery, 49 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JR.


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