Places Within Us: Jesse Chun’s On Paper Series

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When we say we are in a place, we make it seem like we are inside of a particular place, but those places are within us, too.
— Jesse Chun

Art21, "New Kids on the Block" - Places Within Us: Jesse Chun's On Paper Series

  Jesse Chun.  Form #2 , 2016, Archival Pigment Print, 22 x 17 inches. Courtesy Jesse Chun and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York. © Jesse Chun.

Jesse Chun. Form #2, 2016, Archival Pigment Print, 22 x 17 inches. Courtesy Jesse Chun and Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York. © Jesse Chun.

Last month I met up with the Brooklyn-based artist Jesse Chun to talk about the work at her recent show, On Paper. In her recent show at the Spencer Brownstone Gallery in New York City, Chun exhibited three categories of works: landscapes, blueprints, and poetry. Each category begins with the appropriation of immigration paperwork and passports. The landscapes have been digitally manipulated, culled from imagery found inside passports from different countries, while the blueprints and poems result from editing and purging texts on immigration forms. Together the works visualize the collective transit of an increasingly mobile population.

You can read more about Chun's work here