Dong Kyu Kim: Receipts as the Record of a Life

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  • August 14, 2018

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Dong Kyu Kim, TransAmerica, Handstitches with Paper Receipts on Swifer (Microfiber), 37'' x 37'' x 2''

NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Dong Kyu Kim in The 33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition. The exhibition opens August 14, 2018 and runs through August 25,  2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 16 from 6-8 pm. Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

The work of Dong Kyu Kim occupies a middle place between craft and painting. His art is typically the result of manually stitching items, such as receipts, together. Each stitch has its own character, like a gesture; and each receipt reveals a different part of the artist’s psyche. TransAmerica, for instance, which details Dong Kyu Kim’s consumerist habits, re-imagines the American ideal of individuality and buying power in the form of manual labor devoted to stitching together mementos of experiences that the artist felt could be revisited again and again.

Exhibition Dates: Aug 14 - Aug 25, 2018

Reception: Thursday August 16, 2018 6-8 PM

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

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Featured Artists:

Oluwatobi Adewumi | BAUDRIER | Beth Cavalcanti | Sidney Chambers | He Chunqing | Kristina Daukintyte Aas | Kara Daviau | Jennifer Day | Dana Edmonds | Cynthia Evers | Ayo Filade | Terence Finch | Peter Genßler | Emily Jones | Gabrielle Kruger | Dong Kyu Kim | Meike Lohmann | Ada Luisa Trillo | Hiromichi Matsudaira | Yvonne Muinde | Nemo Nox | Eileen Olimb | Herold P Alexis | Candelaria Palacios | Adeyemi Ramon Omolaja | Carlos Salazar | Chenyi Sun | Samuel Wyatt

About the Exhibition

Agora Gallery, New York will host The 33rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition featuring works by twenty-eight international artists at various stages of their careers. The competition is juried by a panel of experts and provides artists with both cash prizes and invaluable international exposure.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

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