Los Angeles based artist Soey Milk paints confident young women in boldly colored clothing inspired by the imagery of her Korean heritage. Featured here on our blog, her slightly amorous oil portraits are imbued with mystery and personal discovery. On October 1st at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, Milk explores her intimate world with a new series of paintings and drawings. In the tradition of previous exhibits, the series is titled in her native Korean “Pida (
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when someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. you try to keep track of everything in your head. but it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit.
to all the boys i’ve loved before jenny han
“In a way, it’s a strange kind of risk to write something that’s entertaining as well as literary. Comedic novels do not win the National Book Award. Comedic actresses do not win the Oscar. What you get in exchange is you get to sneak up on people a little bit, with depth, with emotion. You sort of give them the sadness while they’re not looking.”
Halfway through class he sends me a note. He’s drawn spiderwebs around the edges. It says, I’ll be on time tomorrow. I smile as I read it. Then I put it in my backpack, in my French texbook so the page won’t crease or crumble. I want to keep it so when this is over, I can have something to look at and remember what it was like to be Peter Kavinsky’s girlfriend. Even if was all just pretend.