Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Form, Line, and Light: The Work of Shinoda Tōkō and Park Kwang Jean
  • Form, Line, and Light: The Work of Shinoda Tōkō and Park Kwang Jean
  • 02-Dec-2001 - 24-Feb-2002
  • White Gallery, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

The Japanese artist Shinoda Tōkō (b. 1913) was trained as a calligrapher, and her work reveals a fundamental interest in form and in the expressive qualities of line. The exhibition will focus on the last two decades of the artist’s work with an emphasis on her most recent production. It will include six paintings and six lithographs (including a diptych and a triptych). At 88, Shinoda is producing some of the strongest work of her distinguished career.

The Korean artist Park Kwang Jean (b. 1957) works in long series. This exhibition will feature her current Yin-Yang series, started in the early 1990s, in which she explores the nature of light and dark and of simple geometric forms. Park often combines printmaking, drawing, and painting to produce these works. In a process she has developed herself, she begins with several layers of woodcuts and then draws and paints on the surface to enrich and further define the image. The exhibition will include four paintings and four print/paintings (including two diptychs). This will be Park’s first exhibition in North America and her first museum exhibition outside Korea.