Harbor is pleased to announce, a two person exhibition, De-rezzed*, featuring Henry Chung and Jennifer Grimyser. Works will be on view April 13th - May 12th with an opening reception Saturday, April 13th from 6 – 9 pm.
De-rezzed, pairs two artists whose work mediates photographic images through different forms of outdated technology. Photographs are reproduced through photocopies or binary data and given new life as installation and sculpture. Provisional in their creation, Chung and Grimyser allow their works to remain open to the viewer, if not somewhat ephemeral in their state of display. Chung’s found photographs suggest the malleable qualities of memory, while Grimyser’s prosaic images posit the depth of representation against time and meaning.
Henry Chung creates monumental images from found photographs. Chung creates work by combining the archaic technology of a computer punch tape machine with his own custom computer scripts to generate new pieces. Once the machine produces the images in strips of punch tape, they are painstakingly assembled in proper order. Chung has repurposed the machine, once used as a memory storage technology, as a unique means of image reproduction. Mounted together using standard blue tape, the image is rendered in an obsolete physical data format illegible by any computer but now comprehensible to the human eye.
Jennifer Grimyser’s wall installations expand on the tactility of her photographs by using reproductions that are playfully assembled and reworked. Using a visual vocabulary of her own invention, she arranges symbolic images about perception and comprehension. The delicate relationships between photographs as objects slowly unfold to the viewer, often leaving physical evidence of the artist’s presence. These constructions are experiential, personal and exploratory in the medium of photography.
Born and raised in New York City, Henry Chung studied engineering at Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science and photography at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Chung has maintained a photography studio in Brooklyn since 1992. His work has most recently been exhibited at The Governor’s Island Art Fair (New York, NY), The Affordable Art Fair (New York, NY), Old Stone House (Brooklyn, NY), Storefront Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), and The London Art Fair (London, UK). Chung lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Jennifer Grimyser was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art and a current MFA candidate at Hunter College. Grimyser has had solo exhibitions at the Binnewater Arts Center Gallery (Rosendale, NY), the Bronx River Art Center (Bronx, NY), and Solo(s) Project House (Newark, NJ). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous group exhibitions including galleries Kunstverein Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg, Germany), Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna, Austria), Le Dicateur (Milan, Italy), Lesley Heller Workspace (New York, NY), Center for Emerging Visual Artists (Philadelphia, PA), BRIC Rotunda Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), and Bronx Art Space (Bronx, NY). She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Harbor Gallery is located at 17-17 Troutman Street, #258, Ridgewood, Queens 11385. We are open Saturday -Sunday, 1 - 6pm and by appointment. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-460-7360, or visit us at www.harborbk.com.
*This exhibition is in no way affiliated with the movie Tron or Daft Punk. The term De-rezzed refers to the loss of pixel resolution that occurs during the mediation of images through technology.