GEW (Gallery East-West) is an online exhibition space for the public to engage with artwork by Korean, Canadian, and Asian artists. For this year’s 9th edition of the festival, three artists are invited from Korea and Canada, two established artists and one emerging artist showcasing the festival’s theme of Environment - Resilience and Sustainability. A total of 32 pieces of art will be exhibited by Kim Youngmi, Masoud Raouf, and Cheong-Hoon Kim.
Korean painter and sculptor who has work dating back to 1990. Her work features both humans and animals, integral components of our planet’s environment.
Montreal film director, producer, and animator who has created works for the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) such as The Tree That Remembers (2002) and Blue Like a Gun Shot (2003).
Montreal-based artist who graduated with a degree in Marketing. His passion for art has led him to create an assortment of pieces that connect to environmental and social topics.
All artwork that is exhibited online with GEW is available for purchase. Viewers and collectors are invited to communicate with artists directly via an interactive messaging system on GEW. The public will be able to ask questions and discuss topics related to artworks and purchases. Art pieces range between $100 to $8,000. For collectors, art prices must be discussed directly with each artist as KFFC will not be involved in this process, and the full price will go to the artist. The exhibition will continue until May 1, 2023 for one year in the online gallery.
The festival’s online gallery, DIY-G, is the platform to showcase the winners' works and the other works submitted for the 2020 “Challenge! DIY-Poster Competition.”