In an effort to bring the vibrancy and celebration of art like that which exists during the Oakland Art Murmur to the Lake Merritt neighborhood, Halmoni hosts a monthly First Friday art opening/reception the first Friday of every month. The event is FREE with music, drinks and signature cupcakes included!
"Stepping into Dave Young Kim's studio, you might see him studying an image – or see him recalling an image or an instantaneous gesture seen prior. Activity replays as if he's able to mentally scrub through a video timeline, and the lit nuances are grasped, bringing to mind da Vinci 's definition of mastery and usage of light and tension. It's as if from a still image Dave Young Kim is able to intuitively orbit around the object to study the "flat" image from multiple points of view in synthetic perspective. I am no more impressed watching him work as I am seeing him study. Dedication drives the moments, thus momentum results from a series of meaningful encounters, whether they are imagined or actual. He may speak comfortably, or may be silent, and whether focused or entirely at ease, David Kim is working...he's on it...thriving in the creative domain...integrating experience as if amassing kinetic energy to release as kinetic power in the form of art. His paintings and works are a rich addition to almost any contemporary collection.
What matters most as we live out our lives? What drives us and compels us toward timeless qualities? What inspires us to connect with others? How can raw gesture compel tears? Spend time with the art of Dave Young Kim and be uplifted."