Hyunmee Lee | Native Mumbling


Hyunmee Lee | Native Mumbling: Ganadara

September 15 - November 12, 2010


"Ga, Na, Da, Ra: is the gathering of consonants and vowels from the Korean alphabet, Hangul.  Together, these letters have no specific meaning, just as the English alphabet's letters have no specific meaning until they are formed into words... In her recent paintings, Hyunmee Lee uses both actual Korean letters in their complete forms, as well as the gesture and essence of the letter shapes.  So lovely is her ability to convey harmony on canvas, iit seems effortless-- there are no signs of struggle or forced effect. What results is poetry." - Meri DeCaria, Director of Phillips Gallery, 2010