Friday, September 18, 2009

Show: Fall 2009: Kim Jae Young and Jeremy Bolen

The new show at Lula features photographer Jeremy Bolen and printmaker and book artist Kim Jae Young.

Until recently Jeremy Bolen was a singer and guitarist in local Chicago art pop act Chin Up Chin Up. He's also a photographer. He's spent the last few summers
taking pictures in the Northeast, in what used to be referred to as the
Borscht Belt, and in the Salton Sea in Southern California. Both areas were once thriving resort areas, now abandoned.He's been chased, yelled at and has fallen through decayed flooring to get pictures for the ongoing photo project Leftover and
Leaving. This fall Lula is showing just a small sample of something that is going
to be epic.

Kim Jae Young is a native of Seoul, South Korea, currently working on an MFA at the School of the Art Institute. Her work is meticulous and highly labor intensive. The mandala-like Bottom series includes three screen prints of 16, 20 and 23 colors respectively, recreating the subtle gradations of light as seen through the bottoms of plastic beverage bottles. The intricacies of her book works in the bar cases are similarly obsessive and even more dramatic.

The present show is scheduled to be up through November of 2009. Jeremy's photographs are $750 mounted, $600 for the photo only. Jae Young's Prints are between $240 and $360, with two, Bottom #4 and Bottom #5 priced at $550. All of them are framed. For more information and sales contact Anders or Marianne (see left).