This full color book is an exhibition catalog for the Jin Lee: Views & Scenes exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center in 2022 With 80 pages, Essays by Cauleen Smith, Natasha Egan, and Daniel Schulman:
This one-person exhibition by highly respected Chicago photographer Jin Lee features a series of photographs that closely examine landscapes and built environments around Chicago. The exhibition brings together four bodies of work: Train Views – images made during the artist’s weekly 2-hour Amtrak commute between Chicago and Bloomington/Normal; Great Water – views of Lake Michigan taken from a single location on the South Side of Chicago; Salt Mountains – images of piles and mounds of salt and dirt found on storage sites around the city; and Weeds – a collection of portraits of wild plants that grow in alleys and empty lots in a neighborhood.
Materials: Ink on paper
(East Garfield Park)
Jin Lee is a Chicago-based photographer whose projects center on forming deeper relationships to places through close examination of landscapes and built environments. She has received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council grant, and her works are included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Harvard Art Museums, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.