PRIVATE VERNISSAGE

PRAK-SIS is excited to work with Top Floor Art Nights to present PRIVATE VERNISSAGE.

 

Thursday August 11th, 6:30pm

16 W. Ontario St. 1st Floor

Chicago. IL 60654

 

 

Featuring performances by Joanne Dubach & violinist and Top Floor Art Nights founder Consuelo Lepauw. Accompanied by light fare prepared by culinary artist Roman Charming. Set on an incredible backdrop of works by Korean artists Sung Shim Sheen & Chang Han Kim, in Chicago for the first time.

 

Doors open at 6:30 for cocktails & hors d’oeuvres. The first performance begins at 7:30.

Consuelo Lepauw

“My vision is to generate a conversation about art that includes all the arts; to generate audiences who, by being exposed to the familiar and the unfamiliar, become advocates for all the disciplines; to generate communities of creators who do not identify themselves by the medium they have chosen as a vehicle, but rather who define themselves simply and authentically, as Artists.”

Born in Paris, France, Consuelo is a third-generation violinist. Her legendary grandfather, Roger Lepauw was Principal Violist of the Paris Opera Garnier and Viola Solo of the Orchestre de Paris, and her father, Didier Lepauw, was First Violin with the Orchestre de Paris.

Chang Han Kim

Chang Han Kim depicts natural scenes in his paintings through an abstract lens. Kim's paintings reach beyond the mere aesthetic beauty of the world and bring forth the symbolic meanings found within nature. For instance, it is easy to imagine a tree and its beautiful flowers as symbolic of life's struggles and perpetual onslaught. A flower petal's delicacy contrasts to gnarled boughs and rough, twisted trunks; however, the flower still stretches toward the unreachable sky with unyielding tenacity and beautiful optimism.

Kim's work is not solely about beauty, though - it is intended to reveal the dynamic interplay between nature and humans, as man takes derives much joy and contentment from the natural world.

While KIm completes some works in one sitting, many of them were created over several years. He believes that returning every year afresh to the thematic connotations of the subject adds depth of meaning, along with layers of paint. Kim most frequently uses a combination of acrylics overlaid with oil paints. He unites the disparate materials and invokes the natural rhythm and contrasts between the two.

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Kim often travels to different locations to paint, and it is through this firsthand experience that he can let the artwork take shape organically. Through this direct contact with his subject, Kim's work is a truly honest expression of his experiences in these locations.

Sung Shim Shin

“Clouds and the birds which fly among them, speak of freedom, flexibility and possibility. They remind me of how fortunate I am to be able to pursue a dream. Look at the world today - we are so lucky. We are the ‘Lucky Ones.’ Spend some time ‘with your head in the clouds’- once upon a time, we all knew the importance of that. Like the clouds, we are only this form for a brief moment.”

Sung Shim Sheen is a fine artist who is currently living and working in Seoul, South Korea. Her art practice started as middle school student as she pursued attendance at Kaewon Art High School and later achieved her BFA through Seoul National University, studying Environmental Sculpture on a scholarship. Shin’s professional experience continued as she worked for diverse fairs in Hong Kong. She is  currently mainly working at her art studio in Seoul. Her various work as a designer, a coordinator, and an animation artist enriched her perspective as a fine artist.

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