(as) Thick as Thieves

On View

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5pm–8pm
Artist talk begins at 6:30pm


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Jeainny Kim turns ordinary objects into surreal photographs using unique scanner techniques, that imbue her camera-less photographs with a three-dimensionality. Through her arrangements of everyday materials, Kim gives form to emotion and the physicality of the human body undergoing uncertainty, welcoming sexuality, experiencing passion, rejection and loss.

Kim was born in Seoul South Korea, and raised in Southern California. She is currently working towards a Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts at Duke University, with a minor in Computer Science, and a Certificate in Documentary Studies from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She makes portraits and scanner works, and designs virtual reality environments that explore the corporeality of emotional experience.

Thank you to our sponsors
(as) Thick as Thieves is generously sponsored by the Biddle Foundation and by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts—Duke Arts.

This exhibition is one in a series of professional development opportunities for students at Duke University by the Power Plant Gallery. Students are selected based on nominations from faculty and staff for a one- to two-week solo show, and work closely with the Power Plant Gallery to develop and produce their exhibition.

Jeanny Kim Artist Talk