An exhibition of photographs by Jungjin Lee, known for her captivating primal landscapes, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from September 12 through November 10, 2018. The exhibition, which marks Lee’s second solo show with the gallery, is entitled Opening.
Traveling to Arizona, New Mexico, and Canada, Lee captured abstract expanses of desert and mountain. Robert Frank has described her images as “landscapes without the human beast.” Harnessing the power of visual silence, her photographs inspire a sense of the deep and quiet interaction between the beholder and the elements of the earth.
With a profound understanding of texture and craftsmanship, Lee’s large format photographs, printed on Korean mulberry paper, present a weight and physical presence that is both mysterious and deliberate. Many of the images in Opening are narrow verticals, reminiscent of the shape of hanging scrolls, which hint at Eastern philosophies and the pursuit of inner peace.
“I don’t portray landscapes or nature,” says Lee. “The desert makes me see my inner self clearly and my aim is to make images of what I feel there—my inner state of mind, the eternal sense of being open and present.”
A book of the same name with work from 2013 to 2016 was published by Nazraeli Press last year. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Wednesday, September 12, from 6-8 p.m.
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Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York, USA
September 12, 2018 to November 10, 2018