Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2 from 5pm to 7pm
Sitting by the fireside, says Hee Hyoun Chung, I listen to the wind howling at a row of pine trees bordering my house. All the different pitches of wind get amplified in the chimney, and I am flooded with memories of various winds—the piercing snow wind on ski slopes in the Alps, the desert sand wind in Wadi Rum, the sea wind in Nantucket, the mischievous wind bringing the spring into my garden.
Floating through my mind are the vicarious winds of El Greco’s View of Toledo, the wind in Beethoven’s Sturm and, in the poem “Wind” by Ted Hughes, the phrase “The brunt wind that dented the balls of my eyes.”
A gust of wind rattles the window. Exhilarated, I open it and see whipping branches move to-and-fro in chaos.
Blow! Blow me free. Blow away all the unworthy thoughts, so I can paint the sounds and sights of the winds on a blank canvas.
- Wednesday – Sunday: 1pm to 7pm
- Fridays: 3pm to 9pm
Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 8th St. NW. For more information, visit www.foundrygallery.org.