Monday, September 17, 2007

Center Stage

While waiting for the Sam Taylor-Wood talk to begin on Saturday, I stumbled into the show "I'll Remember You" by South Korean artist Yeondoo Jung at the ACA Gallery in the Woodruff Arts Center.

Interestingly, like Talyor-Wood, Jung was also originally a student of sculpture and also attended Goldsmiths College in London. Both photographers take a very planned approach to the construction of their images but Jung's work concentrates more on the very validity of the image and the ability of photography to narrate fictional realities.

For me the work also aims to see through the facades upheld by countries to propagate their own romanticized or stereotyped culture. The large color photographs are part of what is called the "Location Series" and seem to be asking, in our global culture, what locations are truly unique or "real" anymore? The show is definitely worth checking out.

There is an artist talk and reception with Yeondoo Jung Oct. 19th, 07 (6-9pm)

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