Metal Arts by Wanjin Kim
October 8, 2017 – November 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 13th 6-9 PM
Meet the Artist: Saturdays from 1-3 PM
Artful Sundays at Waverly Talk: October 22, 2017 2-4 PM
Wanjin Kim’s newest series of sculptures entitled “Blooming” are an example of her ability to bring to light modern dilemmas in the world through her passionate artistic expression and technical skills. Large copper wire has been twisted, flattened, and formed dynamically to lead-your eyes to the bright red coral set in the center of these sculptures. Additional fine copper wires weave delicately through these larger, more naturalistic flower shapes. Kim’s talent as a jeweler allows her to combine small intricate parts while displaying her interest in big sculptures.
The pieces in this show allow the viewer to reflect on the nature of the world we live in today and to appreciate Kim’s range of metalworking techniques. She started her studies in jewelry and metalsmithing at Montgomery College in Rockville, received her Bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Michigan.
She has exhibited internationally over the past 20 years in both solo and group shows and currently teaches metalsmithing and enameling classes at Montgomery College.
Waverly Street Gallery is one of the Washington DC Metro area’s premier art galleries featuring contemporary visual artists working in a wide range of media. Gallery artists include painters, printmakers, sculptors, ceramic artists, glass artists, photographers and jewelers. Monthly exhibitions showcase original artwork in many genres, including representational, impressionistic and abstract art.