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Happy Love: Exhibition Opening Reception (August 8 @ 6:30 pm)

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. is proud to present Happy Love, a new exhibition of oil painting works by Korean artist Ji-seok Jeong that fuses the five cardinal color palette of traditional Korean philosophy with the aesthetics of American pop art and evocative images of Korean life. Jeong will introduce his art and greet visitors at a special opening reception event on Friday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

Korean cultural motifs scattered throughout Jeong’s works also bind the exhibition together: the visual line of Korean traditional dance, the symbolic landscape of a royal folding screen (일월오봉도, ilweolobongdo), and the gentle curve of ancient Korean glazed ceramics. Each piece is infused with the vivid colors and sensual harmony of Obangsaek (오방색), the traditional Five Cardinal Colors and their half tints.

Although Jeong has been creating visual art for more than 30 years, he says he still feels most content when he draws. Since 1990, Jeong has had been featured in 33 solo shows, with his creativity reaching across the globe through exhibitions in Japan, the United States, Uzbekistan, and India, where he participates in international cultural exchange programs.

This exhibition will remain on display at the KCC through August 22. Walk-in visitors are welcome during regular KCC hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Happy Love
WHAT: Exhibition, artist talk, and opening reception
WHEN: Opening: Friday, August 8 @ 6:30 p.m. | Exhibition Dates: August 8 – 22
WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. | 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW
RSVP: Required, below.