Myoung Ho Lee
March 19, 2009–April 18, 2009
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of color photographs by Myoung Ho Lee, entitled Tree. The exhibition will open on Thursday, March 19 and close on Saturday, April 18, with a reception for the artist on Thursday, March 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
Myoung Ho Lee photographs solitary trees framed against white canvas backdrops in the middle of natural landscapes. To install the large canvases, which span approximately 60 by 45 feet, the artist enlists a production crew and heavy cranes. Minor components of the canvas support system, such as ropes or bars, are later removed from the photograph through minimal digital retouching, creating the illusion that the backdrop is floating behind the tree.
The series includes diverse species of trees photographed with a 4x5 camera in a variety of seasons and at different times of day. Mr. Lee allows the tree’s natural surroundings to fill the frame around the canvas, transforming the backdrop into an integral part of the subject. Centered in the graphic compositions, the canvas defines the form of the tree and separates it from the environment. By creating a partial, temporary outdoor studio for each tree, Mr. Lee’s “portraits” of trees play with ideas of scale and perception while referencing traditional painting and the history of photography.
Myoung Ho Lee is the recipient of awards including the first Young Photographer’s Award from the Photo Artist’s Society of Korea in 2005, Korea’s Photography Critics Award in 2006 and a grant from the Culture and Art Fund from the Arts Council of Korea in 2007. Mr. Lee was born in Daejon, South Korea in 1975 and currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea.
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Myoung Ho Lee
Presso La Triennale di Milano martedì 17 marzo è stato assegnato il premio P.A.A.L.M.A Premio Artista + Architetto promosso da La Marrana Arteambientale a cura di Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Direttore della Galleria di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo e Docente presso l'Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano. Giunto alla sua seconda edizione - l'edizione 2008 vide premiati Ettore Sottsass ed Enzo Cucchi per il Chiostro della pace realizzato all'Università di Salerno - il premio, che ha come obiettivo la valorizzazione di progetti che nascono dalla stretta interazione tra artisti ed architetti, ha mostrato la sua vocazione internazionale nell'insieme dei progetti sottoposti alla valutazione della giuria, grazie alla qualificati scelta degli advisor per la loro segnalazione e dei componenti della giuria.
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Nils Nova contests the division between memory and experience. The Lucerne-based artist attacks in Schatten voran in his very own mischievous manner the matteroffactness of the architectural and our internal spaces until we seem to twist and twirl confronted with the likelihood of an un-fixed world in and around us. We find ourselves exposed to the appeal of counter-creation and the horror of self-negation due to the physical and psychological involvement that his installation offers us. In Schatten voran Nova shows his so far largest bi-shanked installation. Collected, altered and own, performative photography, painting and wallpaper are being confronted as aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. Schatten voran as a quasi-epilogue shows Nils Novas Salonkabinett in the upper level of the Kunsthalle.
La Force de l’Art 02
Manifestation triennale, organisée à l’initiative du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, LA FORCE DE L’ART a pour ambition d’offrir une scène à la création contemporaine en France et aux artistes qui l’animent, dans la diversité de leurs origines et de leurs choix esthétiques. Deuxième édition de cette manifestation, LA FORCE DE L’ART 02 se déploiera à partir de la nef du GrandPalais à Paris, du 24 avril au 1er juin 2009.
La Force de l'Art 02 - Le Grand Palais