ICONS AND ABSTRACTIONS

ICONS AND ABSTRACTIONS
BY JIN KIM AND ANNE LAMBORN
AT GALLERY HOUSE, 320 SOUTH CALIFORNIA AVE. PALO ALTO, CA


Exhibition runs from: July 23 - August 17 | 2019
Artists Opening Reception: Saturday | July 27 | 4-6 pm

Jin Kim’s work has iconic origins in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese characters which are incorporated into her paintings. Gradually, the icons have become abstracted and represent her family.
Anne Lamborn’s work is woven art textile, using the dyed-painted warp technique, which begins with abstraction but can look like iconic images. She weaves mainly with Swedish cotton Seine twine. Her handmade paper has images that are reminiscent of icons, but they are fantasy.

Thus, the title “ICONS AND ABSTRACTIONS.” Ultimately, icons and abstractions are the actually one and the same.

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Jin KIM is a Korean American artist. After retiring from decades of working in the field of biotechnology, she is emerging as a contemporary abstract artist using oil, acrylic and sometimes collages. She often incorporates characters (Korean, English and Chinese) in her painting to express her feelings on family and the world, and her inner thoughts.

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Anne Lamborn is a California artist who expresses herself mainly in woven art textile, using a dye-painted-warp technique, which she has developed. In this exhibition, she works with personally dyed cotton string. She also works in handmade paper. The work in this exhibition focuses on abstraction of simple forms and fantasy icons. To Lamborn, “Art communicates an essence.”