The new year is just weeks away. And to start 2018 with a clean slate, anyone dealing with painful wounds of one kind or another may enjoy a new exhibition at Gidang Gallery. Here’s Kim Minhoe to explain.
A man contorted by pain, surrounded by darkness - his wounds bare.
Even the hands that gently tend to him are likely causing suffering.
Will be able to find relief?
This is the year-end exhibition organized by the Gidang Gallery.
‘Pencil and Eraser: Say Goodbye to Wounds’
More than 30 paintings abouts wounds and the healing process are on display at Gidang Gallery through January 16, 2018.
Nam Mi-ro / Curator
You have fond memories of the year, but likely also have some painful ones you’d like to forget about. I hope this exhibit helps people heal themselves.
<인터뷰: 남미로 / 학예연구사>
"물론 행복하고 좋았던 기억들도 있겠지만 숨기고 싶고 어려운 일도 많았을 겁니다. /그 잊고 싶었던 일들을 바라보고 작품을 통해서 그 상처를 보듬어줄 수 있는 시간을 마련하고자 이번 전시를 기획하게 되었습니다."
Each life has a story and a picture.
The story of life is written, and our experiences sketched, with a pencil. As can happen, mistakes are made, bringing pain into our lives.
‘The Place Where Flowers Withered Away’ by Kim Yeong-hun
A brutally tragic history.
An overwhelming sense of loss, when a loved one leaves or dies.
You can be distorted by the coldness and cruelty of life, but more often than not, you’ll find reason to smile again.
‘Memories with Kids’ by Park Gil-ju
People can learn to laugh again through everyday activities, like going sledding on a winter’s day.
Some are consoled by the sound of birds, or Mother Nature herself.
Others may seek refuge within themselves. Everything is right, everything is natural, and all can be included in the healing process.
‘Eternal Life and Songs’ by Yang Gi-tak
“There is no flower that blooms that doesn’t at some point tremble,” says an old proverb, and as such, there is no one who is does not at some time experience pain.
However, we all stand up again, and find a way to heal.
[Reporter] Kim Minhoe
[Camera] Kim Yong-min
As we come to the end of the year, take some time to look back, explore your past, and fix any pain you may have.
‘Pencil and Eraser: Say Goodbye to Wounds’ runs at the Gidang Gallery through January 16th.
Kim Minhoe, KCTV