The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery and Donghwa Cultural Foundation in NoHo, New York is now presenting the CONFLUENCE Benefit Exhibition. This junction of talent is equal rivers merging culture, memory, and tradition with art innovation converging in confluence. When two or more rivers intersect at a certain point, these bodies of water may converge and become a source of a new river. Sometimes a stark visual contrast between the two rivers continues, side by side, for miles – never mixing during that span, yet harmoniously flowing in coexistence until ultimately becoming one body of water. This exhibition, Confluence, aims to capture the peaceful, balanced river of creativity in the spirit of artists. This group show is comprised of eight working Korean and American painters and sculptors. Fine oils, acrylics, mixed media, Hanji paper, glass, photography, stone, and resin mediums are the painter’s extension to canvas and sculptor’s pedestals shown with unique expressions. “By bringing together artists from Korea and the US, distinct in their artistic styles, we aim to create a harmonious East and West dialog while celebrating cultural diversity through the arts. The exhibition is homage to this natural phenomenon as a confluence of both culture and art.” says curator Odelette Cho.

 

Keith Kattner
Keith Kattner

 

The exhibition features the work of Keith Kattner, Kyung Youl Yoon, Chuck Davidson, Ham Sup, Hoo Chang Lee, Raphaele Shirley, Yong R. Kwon and Kwang Hee Jeong.

 

Hoo Chang Lee
Hoo Chang Lee

 

The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. It was founded by Korean-born artist Po Kim and his American artist wife, Sylvia Wald. In addition to preserving, maintaining and perpetuating the legacy of the founders’ uniquely accomplished artistic careers; the foundation aims to promote East-West cultural harmony through the arts by sponsoring and hosting temporary art exhibitions and other artistic events of established and emerging artists.

 

Yong R. Kwon
Yong R. Kwon

 

Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery
417 Lafayette Street
7th Floor
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM
The Confluence Exhibit runs from November, 15th 2018 to January 22, 2019