Heyri Art Village is a huge place, a conglomeration of galleries, artist’s studios, eateries, museums, performance spaces, fountains, shops and the most fantasmagorical contemporary architecture in one place! It would be hard to imagine this place, in your wildest dreams. Someone, or a lotta someones had a unique vision.
spines of sketchbooks
rows of 'tars for DesmondWe cooled down with an umpteen course lunch at a beautiful restaurant and gallery, that Betsy skillfully picked for us.
front window of restaurantKim-we had a good laugh at this “jelly”. It had ribs in it, so it was fairly easy to pick up with the stainless steel chopsticks.
After lunch, we went to the Shin Han art gallery, and met artist Hoon Lee. His show is Murmur, Murder and Mother, an installation of ceramic art. He is a Korean, teaching in Michigan. We enjoyed talking with him, and one of my favorite pieces of music was playing in the gallery, the Brahms Opus 118. To top it all off, Hoon Lee let me chuck a slip cast religious figurine over the balcony of the second floor of the gallery down into his installation below. It made a marvelous thunk and shattered adding to the piece! A collaboration in two seconds from chuck to splat.
Lee, Jaewon with Betsy reflection lower leftWe went down to have some iced mocha frappacinos and a green tea ice cream, red bean ice delicacy, which chilled us down.
Installed on the wall, I recognized a Lee, Jaehyo work. I am a fan! I bought the catalogue, and noticed that his work is in some collections in Seoul, so we hope to see more in a week or so, when we return to Seoul.
detail Lee, Jaehyo