The Macky Gallery
BMoCA at Macky
Kim Jongku: Steel Powder Painting & Landscape
February 14 – March 30
BMoCA at MACKY, an exciting collaboration between Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and The Andrew J. Macky Gallery, is located in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder. This series of exhibitions is curated by BMoCA as an extension to its rotating exhibition schedule. The 2013-14 season of BMoCA at MACKY continues with works by Kim Jongku, and will be on view at the Macky Gallery from February 14 to March 30, 2014.
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances and events.
Steel Powder Painting & Landscape
Seoul-based artist, Kim Jongku will exhibit large-scale, steel-powder paintings that he will create during a two month visiting artist residency at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Jongku is a trained sculptor whose interest in the material residue of the sculpting process has moved his practice away from conventional sculpture and towards work that exists between a variety of processes, from sculpture, installation, painting and performance to calligraphy. Since the late 1990s he has primarily worked with steel powder on raw canvas, a technique that Jongku invented. In his use of the steel powder, Jongku personally confronts loss, while representing the industrial enterprise that fueled the Korean economy in the 1980s. The work further explores the relationship between humans and the natural environments.