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Seonglan Kim Boyce

Louis L. Redding Gallery
800 N. French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

August 2 - November 27, 2019


The Louis L. Redding Gallery will join ART LOOP WILMINGTON on first Fridays of every month from 5 - 7 PM.
Friday, August 2 | Opening Reception
Friday, September 6
Friday, October 4
Friday, November 1

The Delaware Contemporary is pleased to announce the third exhibition installment in their collaboration with the City of Wilmington to feature contemporary art in the lobby of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building. This exhibition features minimalist abstract paintings by The Delaware Contemporary studio artist, Seonglan Kim Boyce.

Emerging from the cool blue, gray and white terrain of Kim Boyce's canvasses are sharp-edged rectangles that punctuate the surface with bold and warm tones of red, yellow and orange. Her highly geometric demarcations of space reveal Boyce's minimalist but playful sensibilities with her relationship to color and space. The use of hard lines and shapes generates further segmentation of the canvas as negative space becomes positive space.

Minimalist painting is Kim Boyce's way of reconfiguring nature and memory into a form that reconciles with temporal dislocation as much as it reinforces it. Her work is often spurred by the recollection of a specific place that continues to exist in different permutations with each new set of eyes that encounters the finished work.

Mayor Mike Purzycki, Tina Betz, the Director of Cultural Affairs at the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, and Kathrine Page, Gretchen Hupfel Curator of Contemporary Art at The Delaware Contemporary have worked to revitalize the Redding Gallery with the intention of drawing local and regional art enthusiasts to the Downtown District.

This exhibition is part of monthly Art Loop Wilmington along with the city's recently unveiled campaign, It's Time, a dynamic blueprint for renewal that celebrates ingenuity from the region. The Redding Gallery serves as another nexus to showcase the best of Wilmington, demonstrate pride in the talent of its residents, and highlight the stories and artistry in a welcoming, diverse context.
Seonglan Kim Boyce is an artist and educator currently living in Delaware. She teaches painting and drawing at The Art Studios for the New Castle County Community Services in Newport, DE and previously served as an Assistant Professor for the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at Delaware State University in Dover. Kim Boyce holds an MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Painting from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her works have been exhibited throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.

All exhibition opening, closing, and reception dates subject to change