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‘Encounter’ brings together Nina Cho and Minji Namkoong.
Korean artists working in two different disciplines, Nina Cho and Minji Namkoong explore similar design sensibilities of harmony in color, form, and aesthetics born from their shared cultural heritage. Created with a subdued, monochromatic palette, each body of work enhances the other as differences in process and craft both differentiate and unite the objects.
Opening reception: Saturday, September 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exhibition: On display starting Saturday, September 16 through Saturday, October 14
Fridays & Saturdays only 12:00pm - 5:00pm.
About I.M. Weiss Gallery
I.M. Weiss Gallery focuses on contemporary craft disciplines, artists, and ideas that make compelling objects. Their program is a living archive of craft and design for Detroit and beyond. I.M. Weiss Gallery was founded in 2014, originally as NEXT:SPACE, by Isabelle Weiss, an Accredited Appraiser and Contemporary Fine/Decorative Arts specialist in Detroit, MI. Their mission is to nurture a new generation of the region’s iconic craft and design legacy. They approach their first decade of supporting contemporary craft and design in Detroit with renewed focus on scholarship and personal stewardship—important tools in building the value and legacy of craft and design in the contemporary art market—for Detroit and beyond.
About Nina Cho
Inspired by the traditional Korean aesthetic of emptiness, furniture designer and artist, Nina Cho, creates furniture, objects, and wall-mirrors, exploring ideas of lightness and reduction. Minimal and simple in their aesthetic, Cho’s objects are reductive, yet experimental in their form and blur the line between an art object and a functional product.
About Minji NamKoong
Minji NamKoong is a fiber artist, trained in fashion design, tailoring, and color theory. She explores diverse hand-sewing techniques inspired by Korean traditional patchwork, “Jogakbo.” In her explorations of this traditional craft, Namkoong creates compositions in both two and three-dimensional works that present a visual journey of seeking harmony through color.
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