The Moss Arts Center features artists Namwon Choi and Shin-il Kim in two new solo exhibitions | VTx


In the 2015 Mind, the two shapes of the light sculpture mounted on the wall are the extruded parts of the space between the Korean characters. Kim sees the gap as an opportunity to test the limits of visualization. In the 2021 In Between Five Colors-Ma, wall panels made up of strips of thin horizontal color tape with gaps show a tangible light as the viewer passes by. By magnifying and magnifying a portion of a photo of everyday events, Kim explains, “I tend to see five colors, so I want to see all the details that I wouldn’t normally see.” I created a work.

The new installation “In Between Five Colors” integrates text engraving and a stretched image panel. In the middle of the gallery is a series of five large grid structures defined by free spaces for Korean characters. The structure is animated with projection-mapped video, magnifying everyday images into blocks of their essential colors. Each piece of the exhibition documents Kim’s ongoing visual experiments to challenge the dominant forces of information and test the perceptual limits of abstraction.

Kim, who lives in Seoul, South Korea, was nominated for the “Korean Artist Award 2014” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art. He is on display at the Kim Chong Yung Museum in South Korea, the Hiroshima MOCA in Japan, and the Queens Museum in New York. He participated in the Seville International Biennale in Spain. Singapore Biennale 2006, Singapore; and Gwangju Biennale 2004. His work is in the permanent collection of the New Museum in New York. Queens Museum in New York. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; Seoul Museum, Korea; and Lium Museum, Korea.

Kim will work closely with Virginia Tech students and faculty to serve as a guest artist who will stay in the dormitory for a two-week life learning program in the University’s Creativity and Innovation District.

The exhibition, curated by Brian Holcomb, curator of the Mos Arts Center, marks the beginning of Holcomb’s programming at the center.

Visit the gallery

The center’s gallery is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. The exhibition will be held until Saturday, March 26th. All events related to the gallery are open to the public for free.

The Mos Arts Center adheres to the guidelines for the operation of the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Tech. This includes protocols for distance, facial coverings, cleaning and sanitary facilities. According to current university policy, all faculty, students, and visitors to the Mos Arts Center are required to wear a mask.

The center offers many opportunities for students, faculty and community members to engage with artists and their work. Contact Meggin Hicklin to arrange a group tour of the gallery.

A COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative COVID-19 test is required to participate in the Artist Talk at Cube on Friday, January 28, at 2:00 pm. In all indoor spaces of the Mos Arts Center, patrons, visitors and staff always need a mask, regardless of vaccination status.More information on these requirements is available Moss Arts Center website.

Parking is located in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. If there are no staff at the special event, visitors can park in the garage by receiving a ticket at the time of entry and paying with Visa or Mastercard at the time of exit. Virginia Tech has also partnered with ParkMobile to offer a convenient contactless electronic payment option for use in parking meters, campus parking spaces, or parking lots with standard F / S, C / G, or R parking. doing.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like accommodation, please contact Jonathan Boulter (540-231-5300) during normal business hours or send an email to jboulter @



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