Shatto Gallery celebrated the exhibition “Days of Miracle,” on March 11, 2023. The solo show features paintings and sculptural works by artist Wonsook Kim and will run through April 9, 2023.
This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Kim’s paintings are distinguished by an immense collection of visual diaries, echoing notions of the quotidian and the sensational, authentic and fantastical in a playful, candid manner. The artist devotedly pairs elements of nature and universal symbols as a perpetual act of bridging the multiple worlds her life embodies. Depictions of such narratives seek to find universality of human desires to experience connection, wonder, and sense of belonging.
The artist strives to confess her autobiographical stories through painting avatars of her alter ego in various spatial contexts like House, Landscape, Forest, Wilderness. Perhaps it’s Kim’s persevering desire to reconcile placelessness with new roots established in her home abroad. To remedy this further, she translates and draws on the oral traditions passed down from women in her family like her grandmothers with the hopes to cease her ever-evolving identity.
On view: March 11 – April 8, 2023; Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm (Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)
What: “Days of Miracle,” Wonsook Kim
Where: Shatto Gallery, 3130 Wilshire Blvd, #104, LA 90010