Working across media from drawing to installation, Kim's work surveys peripheral landscapes, bringing the banal and everyday into focus. It is an exploration of change in the natural and built environments full of everyday weeds, lawns, billboards and half-finished architectural structures. Drawings and installations use images of half-built homes, roadside landscapes full of signs or a dense thicket of invasive weeds. Silhouettes create mutated landscapes—alien-but-familiar spaces in a continuous state of flux. Kim's work reflects the imposition of the human influence on the land, questioning ways land is constructed, changed, understood. Her drawings are meditations on the structures and surfaces in the landscape; where a pothole in the road jolts the traveler into seeing the landscape anew, the process of drawing it is a meditation on erosion and change. What was once a banal eyesore becomes something worthy of notice.
"Field Recordings #29" watercolor, gouache, ink,
graphite and charcoal on paper, 13” x 15”