Healing- Mihee Nahm at Artspace 111 in Ft. Worth

Thomas Motley, Art Spiel, June 3, 2022

The foliate paintings of Texas artist Mihee Nahm evoke late 18th century pursuits of the sublime. They are at once botanical and reverential renderings. Nahm immerses the viewer in beyond-the-frame expansive space, a nod to an early hero, Pollock. But the broader macro implications are toward infinity. The mass of Nahm’s surface is composed of exquisitely detailed in-your-face foliage, like walking unexpectedly into low-hanging tree limbs, one’s head suddenly enveloped by unkempt nature.

Though Nahm relishes striking the eye with heightened realism, the artist is no sycophant to verisimilitude.