“Although Minos obstructs the land and waves, the sky at least lies open; We will fly there.” NAKI This collection of photography by NAKI, inspired by a childhood dream of flight, represents the story of Daedalus and Icarus. The photos juxtapose the airplane, a man-made technological marvel, with something even greater, massive natural cloud formations that fill up the frames. Like Ovid’s poem forewarns the dangers of flying too close to the sun, NAKI provides perspective to a world that relies on the advancements of modern technology, showing how small and fragile they seem compared to the massive scale of a natural wonder. Nevertheless, the photos champion how far humanity has come, finally achieving Icarus’ dream of flight. Myungshin Song “Calligraphy is the art of the line. The line is first, the rhythm of life, second the expression of affection, and third the form of meaning. The study of calligraphy, at first can be only focused on exterior elements like the composition of a letterform. Once the calligrapher’s technique improves interior elements of the lines can be expressed, such as emotion or feeling. The third and highest level of calligraphy is called spirit. This is the expression of intuition.” Professor Song is a doctor of Aesthetics, Master of Chinese etymology and currently an associate professor at the College of Art at Xiamen University in China. He is a council member of the Korean Calligraphy Society. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Korea, Taiwan, China and Japan. He has written over 100 research papers on the subject of Chinese calligraphy, and is the author and translator of 3 books. Professor Song’s calligraphy is rooted in ancient tradition and discipline, but his lines have a timeless quality that goes beyond a formative art. Eric Johnson Although known primarily as a sculptor, Eric Johnson’s work has always kept a close tie to painterly expression. These recent paintings emplify his sculptural approach to the medium. The two pairs are separate stylistic explorations. Soubrette White and Soubrette Black use the same parabolic form, juxtaposed by color and rotation to elicit remarkably different moods. Soft Sieve and Hot Sieve use sculptural fronts, carving out fluctuating depths that cast shadows, and leave a signature on the wall. The red and white colors create space and action inside the paintings, under the clear surface. Both pairs of work transform the traditional flat space of a painting, reflecting Johnson’s interests in the field of physics, and how gravity waves can shift a plane.

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Daedalus & Icarus Works by NAKI & Myungshin Song Gravity Waves Selected work by Eric Johnson October 21-December 8, 2017 Opening: 11AM-6PM Saturday, October 21, 2017
Daedalus & Icarus Works by NAKI & Myungshin Song Gravity Waves Selected work by Eric Johnson October 21-December 8, 2017 Opening: 11AM-6PM Saturday, October 21, 2017
Daedalus & Icarus Works by NAKI & Myungshin Song Gravity Waves Selected work by Eric Johnson October 21-December 8, 2017 Opening: 11AM-6PM Saturday, October 21, 2017
Daedalus & Icarus Works by NAKI & Myungshin Song Gravity Waves Selected work by Eric Johnson October 21-December 8, 2017 Opening: 11AM-6PM Saturday, October 21, 2017
Daedalus & Icarus Works by NAKI & Myungshin Song Gravity Waves Selected work by Eric Johnson October 21-December 8, 2017 Opening: 11AM-6PM Saturday, October 21, 2017
Daedalus & Icarus Works by NAKI & Myungshin Song Gravity Waves Selected work by Eric Johnson October 21-December 8, 2017 Opening: 11AM-6PM Saturday, October 21, 2017
Daedalus & Icarus Works by NAKI & Myungshin Song Gravity Waves Selected work by Eric Johnson October 21-December 8, 2017 Opening: 11AM-6PM Saturday, October 21, 2017