PANK.kr founder, curator, and past [b]racket artist Martyn Thompson will be presenting his third solo exhibition very soon, on May 17th in Gwangju. Thompson's exhibit will feature photographs from his Korean Bow Collection 2014. In an artist statement he explains that many customs in Korea are subtle and generally have far more meaning to older Koreans than to the newer generations who are quickly moving away from many of the country's traditions. Thompson's collection highlights the complexities and intricacies of the Korean bow by following each model from standing to a full, deep bow.
[b]racket writer Whit Altizer wrote about Thompson's art in the November 2013 issue: "Thompson's work isn't something you can casually glance at in an exhibit and then move on. It captivates you; it forces you to think. And this is his goal: whether you want to or not, he wants you to think."
Thompson's thought provoking pieces will be on display from May 17th to June 7th with an opening reception on the 17th at 7PM at PDG Gallery. Click the image above for more information on the event's facebook page. Click Here for the most accurate google map you're bound to find. The gallery is on the 5th floor of the medical building that has the Mr. Pizza sign on it.
- Lisa Highfill