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Voices: Byron Kim

Byron Kim

Tuesday, April 15, 1997–Wednesday, April 16, 1997
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

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Byron Kim (born 1961) is known for his monochrome paintings, born out of representation, that seemingly challenge their relationship to abstraction. Faye Hirsch describes his work in an interview with the artist for Art in America:  You see subtle variations of color within the fields. Recalling paintings by mid-century modernists like Rothko and Reinhardt, they feel like pure abstraction, but as always with Kim, have profound ties to the world.

Kim has held solo exhibitions at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Dieu Donne Papermill, New York; Korea Arts Foundation of America, Los Angeles; Kiang Gallery, Atlanta; Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland; Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Max Protetch Gallery, New York; A/C Project Room, New York; and participated in many group shows, including the recent T-Race, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago.