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Sep 14, 2010    #085
Contact: Laura Byerley
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Korean-born artists present photography and digital sculptures at UMKC Gallery of Art

"Torso Series," a photography exhibition by June Yong Lee and "Topographies," a digital sculpture project by Youngsuk Altieri will be on display at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Art and Art History Gallery of Art through Oct. 2. The Gallery of Art is located in Room 203 of the Fine Arts Building, 5015 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo. The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Lee's black-and-white photography "maps" the torso skin of portrait subjects. Just as someone's face reveals personality, Lee hopes to show that a person's torso conveys personality and life experience. Originally from South Korea, Lee received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Indiana University Bloomington. He has worked as a photographer and instructor.

In her prints, video and computer-generated sculptures, Altieri references ecology and insect life. The sculptures react to sounds and movements, as well. Originally from South Korea, Altieri received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Digital Art from Indiana University Bloomington. She has worked as an illustrator, designer and instructor.

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