Travel Log - Italy, The Story of Three Cities
Los Angeles, CA: Pyo Gallery LA is pleased to announce Travel Log - Italy, The Story of Three Cities.A solo exhibition of new photographs by Seung Hoon Park, that weave together a narrative from historic landmarks and fragments of 16 mm film into a cinematic experience. The exhibition dates are December 3 thru January 19, 2012. A reception will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 6 to 8 pm. Park’s solo exhibition Travel Log originates from the artists interest in exploring the landscape as a journal of daily travel, that can be modified and interpretedby maker, viewer, and subject. The overlaid filmstrips are arranged to capture within a single frame, the elusive magic of Rome, Firenzeand Milan. Park alters these popular tourist destinations by abstracting them into a filmic space that allow them to transcend from printed souvenir into living breathable image. The works in this series were titled “Textus,”which references the Latin word for fabric to reinforce the physical aspect of the filmstrips, woven both vertically and horizontally. He states “I use positive 16mm film that I cut and load in a large format camera. When processed the result is a mosaic of films, like a detailed patchwork composed of an inextricable labyrinth where the eye can get lost.” Unlike many photographers whom strive to erase their presence from their work, Park leaves his fingerprints and misaligned pieces behind to suggest to the viewer, that the story is unfolding and evolving.