Art Mora is pleased to announce Daru-Junghyang Kim’s second solo show with us, Invisible Shine. This exhibition contains oil paintings of faint circles and lines, controlled drips, and play of light on surfaces evocating of fleeting sensations of the visible and invisible world- common to her work. Fittingly, Daru's new paintings draw inspiration from Pablo Neruda's, Winter Garden, a work with a heightened sense of mortality and sensitivity to the transitions of earth and spirit. The artist's statement includes the quotation "I owe to earth's pure death the will to sprout, " echoing the forms and colored swatches in each piece that are borne out of and dissolve back into the full composition. Older paintings selected for exhibition in Invisible Shine harmonize with the newer works by underscoring shared themes but also serve as a reminder of the transformations within the artist's body of work over the span of her career. Invisible Shine will be on view at Art Mora from April 21st to June 1st.
Daru has been widely exhibited in the United States and Korea, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts in Buffalo, the Phillips Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, and the BenShahn Galleries in New Jersey. Daru's exhibitions have been reviewed in numerous publications including, the New York Times, Art in America, Art Asia Pacific, Asia Times, Art in Culture, Wolgan Misool, Arts Gazette, Business Week numerous other newspapers, radio stations and television programs. Daru is the winner of MTA Arts for Transit - Jamaica Line(Crescent Street Station). In 2011, Daru completed three monumental public art works in Korea for the LIG Insurance company. Her works are held in collections all over the world.