Washington Printmakers Gallery Presents Clara Young Kim Songs of Serenity: Landscape Photographs

By Editorial Team on December 6, 2021

Sat, 11 December 2021 - Sun, 02 January 2022

Courtesy of Washington Printmakers Gallery.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 11 from 2pm to 5pm

Photographs can stop time and capture the sights, feelings, and moments of our lives. Photographs thus become a record of our journey through life. For Clara Kim, who travels far and wide, the record of the journeys includes stunning spectacular sceneries displayed in this exhibit. The exhibit traces her journey, yet the images have a universality.

As Kim puts it, “There are paths that naturally arise from the movement of living things or the paths of human civilization created around rivers in history. There are paths that we often take for life. But like the desert, where there is no path, my footsteps become someone’s path.”

Kim has collected peaceful moments she encountered on the road while traveling. You may hear the songs of each landscape.

Clara Young Kim grew up in Korea and studied music at Yonsei University. Her musical background plays a strong role in her way of capturing images and moments. She believes that the elements that constitute an image, such as the colors, lines, shapes, brightness, and contrast, all contain their own notes and beats in a very orchestral way. These qualities work together in harmony to produce a beautiful image and work of art. Clara’s work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo shows, and has won many awards, nationally and internationally. Her work has also been published in newspapers and photo essays have been serialized in magazines. She remains active in group shows and solo exhibitions that showcase her work throughout the year.

Washington Printmakers Gallery is located at 1641 Wisconsin Ave NW.