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Lost Origins Gallery Presents: Milk Relics

“After nearly two wonderful months exploring punk music of the last 20 years, Lost Origins is starting it's fall programming with exciting local artist Tom Kim. He presents to us the narrative series: Milk Relics.

Milk Relics tells the post-apocalyptic story of our society at the precipice of environmental collapse.

The works in this solo exhibition reflect Tom's experience both working professionally, in illustration and animation, and exhibiting as a Korean American painter. The style and composition are inspired by classical Western oil painting, traditional Eastern imagery, and contemporary illustration.

’This warning series is meant to inspire action through a profoundly playful appreciation of our surroundings and each other. The apocalypse is best served with cookies.’ - Tom Kim”

Milk Relics  solo exhibition - Lost Origins Gallery, Washington DC - 2019

Milk Relics solo exhibition - Lost Origins Gallery, Washington DC - 2019

 
Milk Relic I - Day Zero Bather -  16” x 20” - Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal on canvas - SOLD

Milk Relic I - Day Zero Bather - 16” x 20” - Oil, Acrylic, Charcoal on canvas - SOLD

Milk Relic 18 - The Fire  - 40” x 40” - Oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas - SOLD

Milk Relic 18 - The Fire - 40” x 40” - Oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas - SOLD

Milk Relic 17 - The Fire  - 40” x 40” - Oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas - SOLD

Milk Relic 17 - The Fire - 40” x 40” - Oil, acrylic, charcoal on canvas - SOLD

 
 

In the spirit of a DC creative community alliance, over 30 local DC musicians, poets, and writers performed live in conjunction with the exhibition in 16 artist curated events throughout the entire month of September 2019. Musical genres spanned classical, folk, indie pop, electronic, and acoustic hip hop.

8/31 - OPENING with cello performance by Isabelle Posey - RSVP

9/6 - Poetry reading by Peyman Allahvirdizadeh

9/8 - Performance: “When the Choir Stops Listening: A Discordant Hymn” by Kate Heller & Minahil Amin

9/10 - Classical cello solo by Isabelle Posey 

9/13 - Indie Folk music by Rosie Cima and What She Dreamed

9/15 - ARTIST TALK with performance by Erik Mendoza on slide guitar - RSVP

9/16 - Artist interview on 94.3 FM Takoma Radio with The Outside Set

9/20 - Acoustic hip hop by Rzvorboy with a (RAGE)r

9/21 - Variety Show presented by Bal Boheme

9/22 - Keys & Violin by Brenna Muller & Kelly Servick of Near Northeast

9/23 - Sam D’Agostino Jazz Trio

9/24 - Live writing: “Exploring the Creative Feedback Loop: Poetry Inspired by Visual Art” with Courtney Sexton of The Inner Loop

9/25 - Ukulele Vocals by Jess Taylor of The Blue Rose Band

9/26 - Enviro Action Night with cello followed by Dairy Downtempo by DJ Ambendo - RSVP

9/27 - Hypnotic Indie Pop music by Lotion Princess

9/28 - CLOSING with Austin Blanton and his amazing boop case - RSVP

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Milk Relics  show text - Lost Origins Gallery, Washington DC - 2019

Milk Relics show text - Lost Origins Gallery, Washington DC - 2019