JeongMe Yoon - Pink & Blue and Lots of It

L is  familiar with the pink "phenomenon," having washed loads and loads of exclusively pink clothes for 3 years.  L spent her own childhood in blue hand-me-down clothes, a victim of her own mother's practicality having grown up during the Great Depression. JeongMee Yoon's work reminds us all why some colors should be banned (except in the case of Elsa Schapiarelli). 
As girls grow older, their taste for pink changes. Until about 2nd grade, they are very obsessed with the color pink, but around 3rd or 4th grade, they do not obsess with pink as much anymore. Usually, their tastes change to purple. Later, there is another shift. However, the original association with the color-code often remains….. 
Seowoo and Her Pink Things

Sunjae_Seungjae and His Blue Things
Buddist Shop

I am fascinated with the accumulation of things. Themes of my past photographic series include: “Zoo” (1998-1999); “Natural History Museum” (2001); “Space-Man-Space” (2000-2004); and images of a toy collector's possessions (2004). The “Zoo” and “Natural History Museum” series explored artificial environments that are arranged and organized through predetermined classifications.

Ultimately, more interesting and  disturbing in The Pink & Blue Project is the reference to the lessons we teach our children about  obsessing/materialism/consumerism. It's an impressive example of contemporary "natural history,"as well as pretty darn grotesque.

Gwen Hardie - Written on the Body

When we began the photographs which have become All Things Are Always Changing, we saw that the scars we accumulate on our bodies are the documentation of  life's experiences: childbirth, fracture, rupture, disease.  
Gwen Hardie's paintings view flesh intimately,  evoking thoughts of identity and an ancient genetic heritage.



Of her work, Body Tondi, Hardie writes, "The surface of the human body is an amazing membrane. It bears witness to the person living inside; an independent individual and yet closer inspection of the skin reveals that the body is made up of moving elements that are universal and part of the greater natural world."
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