DECEMBER 17 - JANUARY 17, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, December 17, from 6 to 8 pm
Noma Gallery is proud to present "Flow", works by J. Grace Rim. In this solo exhibition Rim will be showing an array of her mixed media practice including paintings, wall drawings, paper drawings, video and prints.
Rim's work combines organic forms, text, materials and techniques of gestural nature to create a rich and highly emotive personal narrative. Her imagery is imbued with cultural and autobiographical references. The tearing and sewing of the flat surface function as a form of time-realization in the process of self-renewal. A recurring motif of circles in the work embody a preoccupation with the cyclical and continuous patterns present in human life. Performance is also utilized as process and content for the work addressing issues of anxiety and resolution through the repetitive enactment of meditative practice.
Grace Rim is a Korean-American painter and multimedia artist, based in New York City. Her latest Solo Exhibition "108 Bows for 108 Anxieties" was at Tenri Gallery in New York City (April 2008). She has had Artists Residencies at the Art Omi International Artists Workshop (2003), the Vermont Studio Center (2003), and the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy (2005). Her work is included in the collections of the International Artists' Museum in Lodz, Poland, the Francis Greenburger and Art Omi Collection, NY.