Dots and Slopes

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Kim Yong-Ik. April 27 – June 17, 2017. Tina Kim Gallery, 525 West 21st St, NYC 10019. 212.716.1100

New frontiers in oriental minimalism arrive with the new Kim Yong-Ik exhibition at the Tina Kim Gallery (no relation). Mr. Kim’s work appears in three basic motifs: his “dot paintings, which feature the repetition of regularly spaced circles,” according to the exhibition guide; constructivist cutouts, which put one in mind of the bias-cut construction paper collages one did in kindergarten arts-and-crafts; and pieces of unadorned burlap.

We are reliably informed that this is Kim’s “the first solo exhibition in the United States.”

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