Into THE FIRE
Sung Ja Kim-Chisholm
October 11th - November 2nd, 2014
Reception: Saturday, October 11th 2-5PM
Q & A: Sunday, October 26th 2PM
loop Gallery is pleased to present Into THE FIRE, an exhibition by member artist Charles Hackbarth, and Layering, an exhibition by member artist Sung Ja Kim-Chisholm.
Into THE FIRE is an exhibit of new large-scale charcoal drawings by loop member Charles Hackbarth. For Hackbarth, drawing is a direct channel to the subconscious. Working in a spontaneous, stream-of-consciousness manner, Hackbarth creates disjointed, dreamlike tableaux. As in a dream, the landscape shifts, background merges with foreground, figures transform, unexpected juxtapositions emerge. Populated by human, animal and hybrid beings, the drawings lure viewers into the psycho-spiritual dramedy without a programme. Like dreams, these drawings are simultaneously personal and universal, profound and silly, cosmic and pedestrian. For Hackbarth, each drawing is a battle between the forces of chaos and control.
Hackbarth is a Toronto-based artist, writer and musician. When he’s not making art he is developing his private practice as a Transformational Counsellor and Life Coach. Hackbarth has been creating art and showing in galleries since 1985; his work is included in a number of private collections.
For more information about Charles Hackbarth or to see more work visit his website at http://charleshackbarth.weebly.com/.
The works in Kim-Chisholm’s latest exhibit explore human relationships, healing, and connectivity. The artist envisions human lives as composed of strata of memories, emotions, challenges, and wounds – the accumulation of which represents our present selves. In Layering, each work evokes the layered development of personal character and imagines how this process impacts our relationships with others. These works visually communicate how individual human development allows us to support others as they face their own challenges and endeavour to heal their wounds.
Kim-Chisholm is a Toronto-based artist and educator, as well as a longstanding member of loop gallery. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions in both South Korea and Canada and has been retained for numerous private commissions. She is a graduate of Chu-Gye University for the Arts in Korea, and the Ontario College of Art & Design. Her work can be found in numerous private collections.
Please join the artists to celebrate the exhibition opening on October 11, from 2-5 PM.
Learn more about Hackbarth and Kim-Chisholm’s work during a Q&A moderated by artist, Larry Eisenstein on Sunday, October 26th at 2PM.
Images: Charles Hackbarth, Into THE FIRE, Charcoal, ink, pastel and acrylic on paper, 30 x 44 in, 2014; Sung Ja Kim-Chisholm, Layering (detail), 2014