By Sam Elliott
Toronto-based Christine Kim is the latest artist set to join and display her unique work at the Indiana Design Center, where her creations will go up Thursday and hang throughout July.
Kim combines illustration and watercolors with cut paper collages and installations, inspired by a special appreciation for sacred geometry and visuals such as cathedral ruins, dark forests and iron fences. Most of her shows and displays have been across Canada, in Toronto, Montreal, Kingston and Victoria — where Kim worked to receive her masters of art education from the University of Victoria after previously earning bachelors degrees in fine arts and education from Queen’s University and York University, respectively.
Her layered paper collages began as an accident — after salvaging a drawing by cutting the figure out and hanging it around her studio, soon realizing layered cut paper fragments mixed with watercolors and illustrations could free the work from its original surface. Now she’s used to climbing ladders to hang intricate paper sculptures in an attempt to defy gravity.
Kim will be hanging her work Thursday at the Indiana Design Center’s Grand Hall, where it will be displayed throughout July. The center is hosting a meet-and-greet with the artist, complete with wine and hors d’oeuvres, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Hall at its 200 South Rangeline Road location.