Opening Reception: Thursday, September 12 from 6pm to 8pm
Introduction to artist’s work at 6pm by East City Art Publisher Phil Hutinet
Sunhee Kim Jung’s The Camouflage is the Peale’s inaugural exhibition at its temporary residence, the Carroll Mansion. These large scale paintings respect and honor the men and women who put their lives in danger serving in the U.S. Military. Soldiers are camouflaged in the battlefield to avoid physical danger and death, but they often camouflage their human emotions as well: the emotions of anxiety and uncertainty of their future and the longing to be home with their loved ones.
These emotions can appear to be weaknesses: “only the strong survive.” The Camouflaged series is a salute to all those brave men and women of the military, who have and will sacrifice themselves for others. Sunhee Kim Jung’s paintings express her desire to protect providing them with an extra layer of camouflage, in the hope they will come home safe.
The Carroll Mansion is located at 800 E. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD.