Curated by Steven Young Lee and featuring the works of ten contemporary Korean artists living in the U.S., Beyond the Morning Calm demonstrates how a common heritage can influence a variety of perspectives. These artists have had divergent journeys – some were born in Korea and now live in the U.S., while others were born in the U.S. to immigrant parents. Their artistic practices and educational backgrounds span the two nations as well. While the work of these artists is at times funny, smart, dark, beautiful, poetic, and emotional, each represents their experience in a unique and thoughtful voice.
Participating artists include: Sunkoo Yuh, Sam Chung, Jae Won Lee, Heesoo Lee, Kyungmin Park, Myungjin Park, Jae Yong Kim, Hoon Lee, and Steven Young Lee.