Gazillion Voices Skin Issue Release

August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm

Boneshaker Books and Gazillion Voices (GV) Magazine co-host the opening for the magazine’s one year anniversary issue and corresponding photo exhibit. The event will feature:
• The photography installation from GV’s “The Skin Issue”
• A conversation with Wing Young Huie discussing the overlap between his new project — Chinese-ness — and The Skin Issue (7:15 pm)
• Artist talk by exhibit photographer Denis Jeong (7:30 pm)
• Reflection and discussion from two of the photo shoot models (7:40)
• Post-event happy hour at Seward Café, 2129 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis

This event is free. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

Sponsored by Seward Cafe and Harriett Brewing

The exhibit will run from August 14th-28th.

Link: http://gazillionvoices.com/the-skin-issue/#.U7x9-xZFYdt

Denis Jeong’s bio:

Denis Jeong was adopted from St. Vincent’s orphanage in Korea when he was 3 years old. He is a freelance photographer in Minneapolis, MN. He has two girls, Elena and Mya, and a dog named Herman.

Wing Young Huie's bio:
Wing Young Huie’s many photographic projects document the dizzying socioeconomic and cultural realities of American society, much of it centered on the urban cores of his home state of Minnesota. Whether in epic public installations or international museum exhibitions, he creates up-to-the-minute societal mirrors of who we are, seeking to reveal not only what is hidden, but also what is plainly visible and seldom noticed.

His most well known works—Frogtown (1995), Lake Street USA (2000), and The University Avenue Project (2010), produced by Public Art Saint Paul—transformed Twin Cities’ urban areas into public photo galleries, reflecting the everyday lives of thousands of its citizens in the midst of some of the most diverse concentrations of international immigrants in the country.