The Cheryl Yun Collection is a range of image-based sculptural objects or “products,” from handbags to clothing, which simultaneously mirror and subvert fashion and consumer culture to reveal, question, and reevaluate one’s relationship to the world.
The most recent body of work, the Tapestry series of photographs are samples of “textiles” that are created from manipulated imagery found in the media. The patterned image is beautifully provocative, creating a tension and contrast with the subject matter, which includes photographs of tragedy and catastrophe, religious and political conflict, the multiple sides of protest, and the contradictions of our financial crisis. The photographs are appropriated from the New York Times and online media sites, scanned and manipulated by inverting, mirroring, repeating and patterning to create a complex visual fabric. The process exaggerates the historic treatment of documentary photographs as well as the current manipulation and censorship that exists in our society. The textile samples are printed on a highly glossy substrate that references early Cibachrome with strong ties to advertisement and commercial production.
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