Starkwhite is pleased to present Alchemy of the Land, a
multi-media installation of images presented via data projections,
plasma screens and light boxes by Auckland based artist Jae Hoon
Lee, from 3 to 28 March 2005.
Virtual Train Station was shot over a two-month period in a
subway system in Seoul, Korea. Using this footage, Lee has created
a virtual Korean subway station which he projects into physical
space at Starkwhite. This and other works in Alchemy of the
Landdraw on Lee's experiences as a Korean artist working within and
across locations including Korea, New Zealand and Australia.
Lee leads a nomadic life, collecting source material for his
work on his travels. He traverses cultural terrains, recording and
scanning nature, urban scenes, daily objects and banal accidents.
He looks for random situations, happenings on the street and
natural phenomena to assemble an image bank of his experiences. Lee
uses this material to create a montage of moving images and
patterns on a virtual timeline. By combining documentary
photography and the fictional possibilities offered by new
technologies, Lee configures his images in time and space.
Jae Hoon Lee was born in Korea and moved to the United States in
1993 to study Fine Arts, majoring in Sculpture at the San Francisco
Art Institute. In 1998 he moved to New Zealand to pursue his
studies at Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts,
graduating with an MFA in 2001.
Lee's exhibitions include Greenhouse, Frankfurter Welle,
Germany; A Tossing of Experimental Shorts, Cinema Cube, Seoul,
Korea; Electric Power, Han-Jeon Plaza Gallery, Seoul,
Korea; Common Uncommon, Somar Gallery, San Francisco,
USA; Hwang-Lee-Kim-Jun, Diego Rivera Gallery, San
Francisco; Alive! Still Images into the Twenty-First Century,
Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, New Zealand; Flesh and
Fruity, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand; Pressing Flesh, the
New Gallery (Auckland Art Gallery) New Zealand; andBreak Shift,
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Located on Auckland's Karangahape Road, Starkwhite presents a
programme of artists' projects, solo shows, independently curated
exhibitions and occasional forays into new music and other
interdisciplinary practices. Starkwhite also represents artists
from New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific rim.
For further information or images, please contact the
510 Karangahape Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel. 64 9 3070703
Monday to Friday 11.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm