Varnish Fine Art Opening Reception for Eukang Koh and Michelle Knox this Thursday
|July 8, 2008||Posted by jamie under Art||
If you haven’t been to Varnish Fine Art for some wine and conversation, this may be a good event to introduce yourself to this neighborhood gem.
Eunkang Koh and Michelle Knox
July 1 – August 9, 2008
Artist Reception: Thursday July 10, 6pm-9pm
New gouache and ink drawings by Eunkang Koh and metal and glass sculpture by Michelle Knox take center stage in this 2-artist show. Both Koh and Knox approach the landscape of our reality (or unreality) from a tranquil center. Each artist has shown extensively, but this marks the debut of Knox and Koh at Varnish Fine Art. Eunkang Koh constructs worlds in gouache and ink on paper where creatures of an animal/human hybrid nature act, exist, and adapt within stylized environments. Koh’s penchant for fantasy and storytelling was instilled in her by close relatives at an early age in Seoul Korea, and her personal philosophy is heavily influenced by exposure to Korean myths and the tenets of Buddhism. Following travels to New York and Europe, Koh entered graduate studies in the US where she feels her true life as an artist began. San Francisco Bay Area artist Michelle Knox incorporates glass and metal in each work to create sculpture that emphasizes grace and subtlety of form. “My work and my working process attempts to find tranquility. To reconnect myself with myself and to others,” says Knox.