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2008, Jenny Jaskey Gallery, Philadelphia


James Hyde, Summer Kemick, Sungmi Lee, Avery McCarthy, Colin Montgomery, Paul Salveson

September 13-October 18, 2008

Reception: Saturday, September 13, 4-6 p.m.

Titled after the computing acronym for “what you see is what you get,” this exhibition examines abstract photography made through an interdisciplinary approach. It features six artists who are equally informed by music, sculpture, painting, graphic design and science as they are by the photography. Far from any notion of pure abstraction, the works in the exhibition are “dirtied” by other practices and disciplines, often making abstract what is found in the everyday.


WYSIWYG is organized by Christopher Y. Lew

— Excerpt from the exhibition wall text


JENNY JASKEY [Sept 9 - Oct 18]

What you see is what you get. This group exhibition, organized by Christopher Y. Lee of P.S.1 Contemporary, examines abstract photography made through an interdisciplinary approach. The six artists included in the show create work that is as  informed by other media, such as sculpture and science, as they are by photography. Avoiding pure abstraction, the exhibited works are often “dirtied” by other practices and disciplinary, making the everyday into something abstract.


An artist who mainly works in sculpture and installation, Sungmi Lee has recently been taking pictures from her studio window. Rather than document urban space, her images capture the atmosphere and shadow play of New York’s gray winters. Spumes of steam merge with the overcast sky to produce near monochromes and road markings form started drawings. 



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