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Arts Playlist: 'Gesture of Motion' at the Delaware Contemporary

Feb 7, 2020

The Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington is showcasing work from a Korean-born artist now through the end of May. 


Gesture of Motion:Visualizing the Theory of Relativity is the brainchild of Haeley Kyong, who currently lives in New Jersey.


“It’s about Haeley Kyong’s artistic exploration of mathematics and color and shape. When you look at Haeley Kyong’s work, you are immediately taken with her graphic quality and you’re drawn in, to the shapes,” said Kathrine Page, the Delaware Contemporary’s curator of contemporary art.

She notes that Kyong visualizes the theory of relativity with playful interaction between primary forms and subtle color harmony.

Page explains that they worked hard to come up with a title that captured the essence of the exhibit.

“When she and I were working - trying to flesh out a title for this - I thought gesture is more akin to linear quality," said Page. "But the fact that her work implies motion, I felt let’s go with Gesture of Motion.”         

Page notes that color is the most pronounced element of the exhibit and it exudes a calming influence.

Gesture of Motion: Visualizing the Theory of Relativity is on display through May 28, 2020 in the Beckler Family Gallery.

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