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Amos Eno Gallery
SoYoun Jeong was born in Seoul, Korea.
(From Jonathan Goodman’s essay “SoYoun Jeong: Between Fact and Fiction” for “Art Almighty ? SoYoun Jeong”.)
In Uncanny Garden, her projection of video images onto two connected walls collapses the length of an entire day into an experience lasting only three and a half minutes. The real flowers inject reality into a fleeting demonstration of extended time. Jeong will transplant the survived blooms into the backyard of a friend from Brooklyn.
Crazy Moon, Jeong’s experimental single-channel video installation with four flat monitors, shows a moon dancing in a line or arc that defines itself in relation to the center created by the monitors’ display.
In a third piece, Vice Versa, Jeong dizzyingly shifts from digital print to painting and back again. In two small double images, she begins by taking a photo that she then digitizes by scanning into the computer. Then she paints by hand over the print taken from the photo, at which point she scans the painting, printing the newly scanned image. The pictures themselves, striking abstractions composed of massed colors, are beautiful in their own right, but the complexity of their origins lends them a conceptual acuity that is very much of our time.
Jeong articulates a language which is not reductive but which, instead, synthesizes a union between that which is artificial and that which is genuine.
Jeong had had six solo shows and over one hundred shows. The latest solo show is “CTRL TIME: SoYoun Jeong” (Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY at Old Westbury, New York. 2007). Her works have been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, Samsung Leeum Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Japan, and others…
A reception for the opening will be held between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday, November 1st. The exhibition remains through Nov. 24, 2007. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday between 11am and 6pm.
Amos Eno Gallery