On View:September 23–November 21, 2023 Location: 41 E 57th St 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022
Sublime views of the American West by Korean artist Jungjin Lee will be presented at Howard Greenberg Gallery from September 23 through November 21, 2023. The exhibition, entitled Voice, features monumental photographs of deserts, mountains, oceans, forests, and plains from 2018 and 2019. With an approach that combines the aesthetics of her heritage with 21st-century techniques, Lee’s lush and velvety landscapes possess a painterly quality and reveal a quiet depth. Her third exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery coincides with her 2023 book of the same name published by Nazraeli Press.
An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 4:00–6:00 PM EST.
Meditative, and introspective, Jungjin Lee’s photographs in Voice capture extraordinary moments in the natural world, vast scenes that are both powerful and serene. Her photography goes beyond a sense of time and place, as if she is asking the viewer to enter an eternal realm with her, one that is deep and contemplative, breathtaking in its scope.
“When I am surrounded by nature, I become freed from my consciousness, and I can see myself more clearly. In the state of such resonance, I have been thinking that I am writing poetry through photos. There’s a very strong message within, and it is a message to be felt rather than to be read,” Lee notes.
ABOUT JUNGJIN LEE
Jungjin Lee (b. 1961) has exhibited her work widely in the United States, Europe, and Korea. Born in Korea, she began photographing in the early 1980s while a ceramics major at Hongik University in Seoul. She earned an M.F.A. in Photography from New York University and was an assistant to Robert Frank. Later, she traveled across the United States and was deeply moved by the American desert, which became the subject of several of her photographic series.
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