I know I promised we would get right back to the shopping trip down Magazine Street, but while you were gone, I went down Julia Street. It was amazing -- I haven't been in the Arts District for a while so I wandered into a couple of galleries. I caught this piece by Keysook Geum at the Gallery Bienvenu. "Geum sculpts robes, waistcoats, dresses, and other symboloic garments, creating them out of paper covered iron wire," the show brochure notes. "That web of iron wire relates to the World Wide Web that has increasingly brought Western and Eastern cultures together for Seoul Korea-based Geum."
The show brochure goes on"suspended in by nearly invisible wires, the scultpures seem to defy gravity, floating like thistledown, despite the process-driven arduousness of their execution. ...They imply a human presence but are ghostly and cipher like. "
I know that photographing these works was a real pleasure and challenge. Every angle told a new visual story. Move up and inch and that etheral nothing disappeared. Move a foot this way and the shadow became more real that the art piece. Or was the shadow the art?