Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York

Jeongmee Yoon's portraits of young boys and girls surrounded by their monochromatic possessions are astute reflections on gender, consumerism and aesthetics. Her use of a medium format camera, set to the lowest aperture, allows each object and each child's expression to be witnessed with exceptional clarity, dimension and sharpness.

Yoon has had immediate success since debuting these images, such as receiving the commendation of South Korea's prestigious Daum Prize in 2007. Portraits taken between New York City and South Korea, the series was inspired by her experience shopping for her own son and daughter, and the products she found available, often marked - and marketed - by a strong gender divide.

As vivid portraits of these children's intimate material life, the play of tightly composed patterns and the tactile impressions of the objects make for a truly brilliant view, a tender yet witty perspective.

March 6th – April 26, 2008
521 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
T: +1 212 629 0707