Friday, April 15, 2011

Contemporary Buddhist Artwork

Peace & Unity: Contemporary Buddhist Artwork
Ms. Park Soo Youl

Public Opening Reception and Artist Introduction

Monday, April 18, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington DC 20008

Painting with crushed pearl and precious stone, melted gold and silver, artist Park Soo Youl draws on training in traditional Korean Buddhist artwork and philosophy to create radiant works of contemporary art that are at once eye-catching and quietly meditative. Her artwork strives to distill the elegant lines of nature and the empty spaces between to reflect on Buddhist teachings and principles of inner calm, peace, and a heart unified with one’s surroundings.Through the use of natural materials and colors on a silk canvas, the resulting visuals lend a deep shimmering spirituality to everyday scenes of nature.

The Korean Cultural Center at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is proud to present to American audiences this solo exhibition of 25 pieces, including a selection of Park’s traditionalBuddhist religious works.

The April 18 opening reception at the Korean Cultural Center will include a short presentation by the artist on the Buddhist philosophy and versatile painting techniques behind her unique art style. A light Korean reception will be served following the presentation. Park is currently the owner of OM Gallery in Seoul and an alumnus of the Dongguk University Graduate School of Buddhist Culture and Fine Arts.

This exhibition will remain on display for just one week, through Friday, April 22. The Korean Cultural Center is open to the public from 9 am to 5:30 pm every weekday (closed 12 – 1:30pm daily).

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