Jang Koal's "Girl Scouts" at Everday Moonday
Last weekend I finally made it out to a small gallery I've had my eye on for a while. It was my last chance to see this exhibit so I bused an hour over to Jamsil to see it!
This was Jang Koal's first solo exhibit, and was all oil paint on hanji, traditional Korean paper. The girls are shown with everything from poisonous mushrooms to skin diseases to monsters in their hair. They are all beautiful but a little unnerving...
The main focus of this exhibit was Jang's fascination with curiosity. In her artist's statement she explains that "the only thing scarier than the fear of the unknown, is losing your curiosity for discovering something new."
She believes that holding on to her "naive curiosity" is what makes her world so refreshing and colorful. These girl scouts are the same, exploring and experiencing everything they can.
The gallery is rather small, but houses a large cafe downstairs along with a gift shop. The exhibit was free, and they often host opening parties with the artists present the first day of the exhibit!
I was completely alone in the gallery and used that time to take a few videos as well!