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Artist's Opening Reception: Myoung Ho Lee at 798 Photo Gallery

Posted By Blog User, Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Exhibition Dates:  March 8 – March 21, 2014


Artist’s Opening Reception: 

March 8

3:00 pm


Myoung Ho Lee elevates the natural world.  In a series of images trees are framed by a sheet, which sets them apart from the surrounding landscape by white ground.  In doing this Ho Lee makes visible the aura of the tree, not just physically but symbolically.  Ho Lee reminds us that energy has been made symbolic before; religious works have in the past framed auras around subjects.  Different subjects have different aura shapes:  the Holy Trinity was shown by a triangle aura, Mother Mary and the Saints are depicted with a round aura, and the survivors of persecution had square auras.  The survivors are associated with the earthy plane, and thus represent too the sanctity of nature.  Ho Lee’s works remind us to see and appreciate the simple beauty of nature, but also see these trees as symbols for the natural world itself.  There is something both temporal and enduring to the work.  


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.


More information at 798 Photo Gallery
Image courtesy of 798 Photo Gallery

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