JENNY JASKEY [Sept 9 - Oct 18]
What you see is what you get. This group exhibition, organized by Christopher Y. Lee of P.S.1 Contemporary, examines abstract photography made through an interdisciplinary approach. The six artists included in the show create work that is as informed by other media, such as sculpture and science, as they are by photography. Avoiding pure abstraction, the exhibited works are often “dirtied” by other practices and disciplinary, making the everyday into something abstract.
An artist who mainly works in sculpture and installation, Sungmi Lee has recently been taking pictures from her studio window. Rather than document urban space, her images capture the atmosphere and shadow play of New York’s gray winters. Spumes of steam merge with the overcast sky to produce near monochromes and road markings form started drawings.
—“WYSIWYG.” AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY ART, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008, p.41.
SUNGMI LEE, White Air (Triptych),
2006-2008, Edition 1/3, C-PRINT ON ALUMINUM, 11”x14”