Image above: ©Ina Jang, a dot dot dot, 2015
Foley Gallery presenting photographer Ina Jang’s first New York solo exhibition, All Roses Are Red, All Birds Are Blue.
Ina Jang, at Foley Gallery on the opening.
Ina Jang creates work that is both playful and poetic. Many of her images start off with figures that become obscured in their surreal, hyper-stimulated environments. Her use of muted colors and surfaces creates a complex and multidimensional world in which reality and fiction are intertwined. Jang says, "I make images that are minimal and two-dimensional by layering people, places and things to precisely execute ideas, but with the intention of discarding information. As I want the ideas to be tangible, the process becomes rigorously physical and related to my personal experience in terms of making photographs; it often contains cutting, gluing and pasting mundane objects from real life, such as paper and cotton balls. The photographs are often figurative and unidentified, casting a suspicion upon the photograph’s agenda.
©Ina Jang, (left) A blue ribbon, 2014, (right) An apple 2014. Courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York.
©Ina Jang, A bowl, 2014. Courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York.
I allow the viewers to question whether they are truly subjects or merely objects. I investigate poetic and surreal relationships among things, places and womanhood. Peeling an apple at once without stopping in the middle, or looking at a pyramid from the sky in a small propeller plane...these are things experienced in real life but still manage to stay distant from who I am. "Jang will be collaborating with the artist, Karen Cho, to create Coveted; a site specific window installation in our storefront, combining real life artifacts from her photography sets with Cho’s hand made vessels.
Images above: At Foley Gallery on the opening.
All Roses Are Red, All Birds Are Blue will remain on view through April 12 . Foley Gallery is located at 59 Orchard Street and is open Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm.
All opening images by Kamilla Ortiz