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Art Break: Women and Art and ‘The Movement of Herstory’ at Gallery Korea

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, March 27, 2017

This week’s Art Break has women artists in focus. From traditional textile techniques to unique expressions of political and emotional states, these masters of their mediums bring new perspectives to the world around them. ZEALnyc recommends our midtown pick, a stunning collection of vibrantly colored designs from South Korea’s Young Yang Chung. For an exciting bonus, sign up for a lecture about the embroidery of the Joseon period (1392–1910). As always, all listings are free admission.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street

When: Now through May 20, Tue – Sat: 11-6

Who: Teresita Fernández: Fire (America)

What: Ceramics and paper works

Why: Powerful comparison of the violence committed to people and land

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: David Zwirner, 525 West 19th Street

When: Now through April 22, Tues-Sat: 10-6

Who: Alice Neel: Uptown

What: Figurative paintings by a legendary American artist

Why: The human condition is examined with compassion and a sharp eye

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center NY 460 Park Avenue, 6th floor, between 57 and 58th Streets

When: Now through April 27, Mon – Fri: 9-5

Who: The Movement of Herstory – Korean Embroidery: The Life and Artworks of Young Yang Chung

What: Textile works designed and created by a modern master of the art

Why: Traditional handmade craft elevated to a new level of perfection

Bonus Tip: Register for a free lecture on The Art of Embroidery in Joseon Korea on Wednesday, April 5 at 6pm. Details can be found here.

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Almine Rech Gallery, 39 East 78th Street, 2nd Floor

When: Now through April 15

Who: Jennifer Guidi: San Fernando

What: Layers of sand and acrylic base paint applied to canvas and manipulated with unique tools

Why: Light and color from the West Coast point of view is refreshing to see after the long winter

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Cover: Zoomed details of ‘Unification’ – a ten-panel screen by Young Yang Chung, 1960’s; photo: courtesy of Korean Cultural Center NY.


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