Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Paths are created when one starts to walk. - Chuang-Tzu
EMOA SPACE Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition of artist Kayla Soo-Youn Kim, on view at 516 West 25th Street Suite 200, New York,NY 10001 on July 26th 2012.
Kayla’s collection of drawings and prints entitled “Narrow Spaciousness" explores the metaphor of pathways and journeys. As any journey through unknown territory promises unpredictable challenges and joys, “Narrow Spaciousness” visualizes the hope found in overcoming such challenges.
“Narrow Spaciousness” is a collection of drawings printed on layers of silk. By walking through the installation, layers of fabric envelope the viewer. The printed panels create spaces that are both intimate and immense.
Kayla Soo-Youn Kim specialized in Chinese painting in Seoul, South Korea and has received both her Masters of Interior Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textile from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is an artist whose professional career has embraced both the commercial and fine art worlds. Currently residing in New York City, she has worked with global firms such as Kiehl’s and Perkins+Will. Her exhibitions include Soho 20 Chelsea Gallery (2012) and Ward-Nass Gallery (2012), Columbia University Macy’s Gallery (2010) in New York City and Architects House (2010) in Jaffa, Israel. She has been awarded First Place in the Jacquard Category at the International Textile Market Association’s Virginia Jackson Design Competition 2007. She has also licensed 3 textile designs to Odegard, Inc.
The EMOA SPACE gallery’s director, Peter Kang, who is also the creative director of Movement-E NY is proposing the 3rd edition of Multiplicity with Kayla’s work. Movement-E NY is a New York based Exhibition Group that promotes young artists to create work based on Humanism and Nature. Peter directed,14 Multiplicity, at Chelsea Crese Gallery in New York City at 2009.