Wildfires: Youngsuk Suh
|When||15 Jul 2010 - 20 Aug 2010|
49 Geary Street 5/F
San Francisco, CA 94108
Bathers at Sunset, The Wildfires, 2009. Archival pigment print on rag paper in edition of 8. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery CA
July 15 – August 20 2010
Opening Reception: August 5, 5:30-7:30pm
Haines Gallery is pleased to present Wildfires, a seasonably salient exhibition of photographs by Youngsuk Suh. In his first solo exhibition in San Francisco, Suh continues his exploration of the myths of the American wilderness, a subject previously explored in his Instant Traveler series on national parks. Photographed during the California brushfires of 2008 and 2009, and now exhibited during a time of anticipated defense against the fire season, Wildfires explores mankind’s desire to “tame the untamable” and the mediation of natural imagery resulting in our subsequent alienation from natural processes and disasters.
Suh received his BFA in Photography from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn in 1998, and went on to receive his MFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2001, where he taught large format photography and digital printing. His work is included in several public and corporate collections, and he has exhibited internationally, most recently at the Santa Barbara Mu- seum of Art and the Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at UC Davis.
A percentage of sales will be donated to our friends at San Francisco Camerawork in recognition of their role in bringing Youngsuk Suh’s work to light.
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