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Mary Jhun: 'An Obsession'
Saturday: 12 PM
From "5 works of art to see in San Diego in October" (KPBS feature):
Mary Jhun refers to the faces in her work as "the girls." The evocative, wisp-lined silhouettes are adorned with vines, small houses, or markings that seem to emerge from, or become part of, the face. The works feel somewhere between magical realism, hauntings and emotional turmoil.
In a new solo exhibition at Thumbprint, "An Obsession," Jhun will show new works, including "Empire Yellow," a vivid, fiery piece. Jhun's works sometimes use delicate watercolor touches against the steady outline of the face, but this one boasts thick brushstrokes and other mark making techniques that lend a degree of power. "Empire Yellow" is intricate and wild at the same time.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS
Details: Oct. 9 through Nov. 6, 2021. Gallery hours: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St., La Jolla. Free.
Reception: "An Obsession" opens at Thumbprint with a reception on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 5-10 p.m.