Aperture, EXPOSURES : : March 2011
Asian Contemporary Art Week – Tomorrow: A Conversation with Jungjin Lee and Vicki Goldberg
Aperture Foundation would like to thank everyone for coming out Thursday, March 24 for the opening reception of the exhibition presented in collaboration with sepiaEYE, Jungjin Lee: Wind
Tomorrow, a book signing and conversation between the Jungjin Lee and Vicki Goldberg will take place at 2 pm at Aperture Gallery, coinciding with the ten-day annual festival Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW).
Wind, a solo exhibition by internationally acclaimed Korean photographer Jungjin Lee features twenty-six stunning panoramic landscapes. A limited-edition artist book, as well as the artist’s first trade book, co-published by Aperture and Sepia, accompany the exhibition. Beautiful in their composition and physical execution, Lee’s images present metaphors for an interior state of being and the forces that shape it. Lee’s landscapes are imbued with an elemental vastness, at once powerful and serene.
As in her earlier work, Lee’s printing technique utilizes a liquid photosensitive emulsion brushed on handmade Korean mulberry paper. The texture of the paper and the gestural marks of the brushstroke create a unique, painterly effect that further emphasizes the fusion of image and photographic intent. In the accompanying book’s text, photography critic Vicki Goldberg writes:
“In these photographs, subject is subservient to content. The subject may be a giant fog that eats a mountain and nibbles away the hills, or a cloud that has invaded a forest and advances steadily, softly, like a determined angel. The content is Jungjin Lee’s response to what she saw, shorthand notes from her spirit.”