KIM-LEE KHOOCTOBER 30 TO NOVEMBER 23, 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 2, 1 to 4 PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 2, at 2 PM
The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Heartspace an exhibition by Kim-Lee Kho.
Heartspaces are not tidy. They are bloody and muscular and visceral. They throb with the rhythm of our life. As their chambers squeeze, then fill, they experience high and low tides in the space of a single beat.
Being human is not tidy. We are born from blood and viscera and the scream that gives us breath, while our deaths set in motion a rapid decay.
From beginning to end there is so much mess, in our lives, our psyches, our hearts, and our flawed selves. And yet there is so much opportunity for beauty, for love, for connection.
We are an interconnected web, hidden, like the vast underground network that makes a forest. And like a forest, if we separate into smaller, divided sections, we all do more poorly.
In this show artist Kim-Lee Kho is interested in the visceral and emotional experience of our human hearts, of the life and connections we can find inside, outside and between our heartspaces.
Heartspace is part of her ongoing exploration of the human heart: as repository for emotions, as metaphor, as physical structure; using it as a gateway to what our hearts mean to us.
It began with Kho’s fascination for three- dimensional medical models and antique anatomical illustrations. They serve as references for her to see what she can make of them, what she can find inside through them.