Esther Sarah Kim is invested in intrigue: layers of meaning distilled into a single, compelling image. Her visual stories revolve around characters woven into a tapestry of an imaginary yet tangible world. Her depictions convey lurking danger, real and imagined. And she’s inspired by fragments of scenes in her mind—a smear of gnashing teeth, scaly beasts and a miasma of soundless screams. When the story calls for it, those fragments come to life through the manipulation of color, layers upon layers of color sandpapered to bring out the subtle mood of the story with inked, line drawings silkscreened on top. She often finds herself immersed in storytelling, other times she’s more invested in the printing process and finding ways to incorporate “happy accidents”.
Please join us for the opening of ghost town at Gallery Bar this Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 from 7 to 9pm.