Join us at the Korean Cultural Center for the opening reception of There As It Is거기 있는 그대로, a new exhibit of photography by Chung Wonil, Professor of Fine Arts Education at Busan National University, including a presentation and talk with the artist.
In the current age of digital information overload, Korean photographer Chung Wonil strives to capture a similar phenomenon found in nature: the intricately complex and interweaving network of branches, shrubs, and trees found in a typical wood. Here, there is also an abundance of data and branching connections that each passerby must sort, filter, and, in many cases, disregard. Chung’s striking black and white photography invites viewers to reflect on and reconsider the apparent complexity and “noise” that surrounds us in our modern daily lives.
This is Chung’s fifth solo exhibition, featuring 15 immersive large-scale prints. He received his bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees from Hong-ik University in Seoul. For more information about the artist and his artwork, visit his blog at blog.naver.com/chwonill.