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    Michael Joo, Barrier Island, 2016, Image courtesy of Savannah College of Art and Design

29 June 2017

MICHAEL JOO’S WORKS ACQUIRED BY SCAD MUSEUM OF ART AND THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

Following Michael Joo’s critically acclaimed exhibition Barrier Island at SCAD Museum of Art; works from the artist’s series, Entasis (2016), have been acquired by SCAD 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’.