A conversation with Louis Chan, Jesse Chun, and Motohiro Takeda
Monday, April 10th | 7 pm
Event is free but seating is limited, seating on a first come basis
Suggested Donation $5
Baxter St at CCNY is pleased to present an evening with lens-based artists Louis Chan, Jesse Chun, and Motohiro Takeda. Moderated by Baxter St at CCNY Director, Libby Pratt, the evening will feature a conversation with the artists and short presentations of their work.
We invite these three artists to present their work as it relates to the idea of home, three distinctly different constructs of home as a physical, conceptual, and metaphorical space. In the current sociopolitical climate, the work by Chan, Chun, and Motohiro take even more relevance through both the documentation of immigrants’ lives and homes in New York City and the abstractions of home and identity.
Louis Chan is a Chinese American photographer known for his series titled My Home. My Home is an ongoing series that Louis Chan began in 2011 as a way of exploring the Chinese immigrant experience and lifestyle in New York City. These large-scale prints serve as a contemporary marker for Chinese Americans to reflect on the hopes, dreams, and sacrifices made for them by older generations in order for their children to have a chance of a better life in America. My Home is currently on view at Pearl River Mart.
Jesse Chun is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist from Seoul, Hong Kong, New York and Toronto. Select venues of exhibitions and fellowships include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Julie Saul Gallery, BRIC, Lehman College Art Gallery (NY), CICA Museum and Incheon International Women Artists Biennial (Seoul), and Space Debris Art (Istanbul). She currently teaches at the free learning experiment, the Bruce High Quality Foundation University. Chun’s work has been reviewed in Artforum, the Wall Street Journal, the Korea Times, Asia Literary Review, Hyperallergic, Vice, and Art21.
Motohiro Takeda was born in 1982 in Shizuoka, Japan and moved to New York City at the age of 21 where he obtained his BFA from Parsons The New School for Design. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at the Houston Center for Photography (Houston, TX), Daniel Cooney Fine Art, the New York Photo Festival (both in NYC), and at venues across Spain. His solo exhibition of River was presented at Mapamundistas 2010 in Pamplona, Spain in 2010. Takeda was the recipient of Tierney Fellowship Grant in 2008 and his work has appeared in PDN Magazine and Conveyor Magazine, among other publications.
The BAXTER ST at CCNY Conversations Series is made possible in part by generous support from public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.