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Starts: 03/07/06 11:00 AM
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March 9, 2006

MEDIA CONTACT:  Adela de la Torre
(202) 994-6424;


M.F.A Thesis Exhibition for Artist Minjung Kim
Through March 24


The George Washington University's Dimock Gallery presents "Identity," an M.F.A. thesis exhibition for artist Minjung Kim.


Exhibition Dates: March 7 - 24, 2006
  Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 5 - 7 p.m.


The George Washington University
Dimock Gallery
Lisner Auditorium, Lower Level
730 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)


Free and open to the public


In this M.F.A. thesis exhibition, Minjung Kim examines the changing relationship between creating a work of art and the audience;s perception of it.  The artist wishes to convey the idea that a person is a complex projection of both body and mind. Her work is constructed of materials such as beeswax, latex, teabags, and pages of a diary.  The self as "body" is represented with a variety of materials and written text derived from personal diaries and free associations.  The participatory nature of the exhibition demands that the viewer construct the identity of the person depicted in the work.  The artist says of her work that the relationship between images and text that characterizes the system of signs in Roland Barthes writing is an important influence.  The exhibition addresses the psychological process involved in looking at artworks, their meaning, and the audience's role in relationship to their own identities.

The George Washington University's Dimock Gallery provides a space on the GW campus for exhibitions curated by students of the Department of Fine Arts and Art History. These exhibitions include undergraduate and graduate student shows.  A "rolling" schedule of exhibitions more experimental in nature is organized by Department of Fine Arts and Art History graduate and undergraduate students.   

For more information on the Dimock Gallery and the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery please call GW's University Art Galleries at (202) 994-1525.
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