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29 June 2017
MICHAEL JOO’S WORKS ACQUIRED BY SCAD MUSEUM OF ART AND THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM
Joo drew inspiration from the environs and archaeology of coastal Georgia for the exhibition; spending five years researching the effect of natural phenomena and human intervention on the landscape over time, examining how these forces shape cultures and identities.
A series of large-scale ‘paintings’ in silver-nitrate, Entasis is based on 1:1 scale photographs of lightning-struck trees on the Savannah Barrier islands; created using a combination of photography, digital scanning and printmaking.
Featured in artnet News Critics’ Picks: The Most Memorable Artworks of 2016, ArtNews also described them as the most ‘ravishing of the works’ from a ‘pensive and beautiful exhibition’.
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