in our nature: Jason Kerzinski and Han Shun Zhou
December 8-11, 2016
Opening: Thursday, Dec 8, 6-9pm, featuring music by Soul O’ Sam jazz band
Two photographers, two world views, the theme is “in our nature.”
Experience the creative art of two disparate artists as they transpose their vision of the world around us into evocative and haunting images that transcend the visual and expose the visceral.
from the series A Better Tomorrow by Han Shun Zhou
This project focuses on the current and changing states of a city caught between two different times. After 155 years of freedom and westernised way of life, under the British colonial rule, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997. And recently, mass media seems to show this city to be going through a period of difficulty and uncertainty. So to better understand this city, I took to my camera and try to capture the daily life of its people and culture, as well as its mood and emotions. The photographs in this project is taken all over Hong Kong, both the urban and rural areas. I tried to stay away from portraying the usual scenes as seen from popular and mass media.
from the series Personal Possessions by Jason Kerzinski
“These are my note cards. They are simply folded index cards, but not just any index cards, only Rite Aid sells a thick type of more durable index card that doesn’t readily dissolve with rain or sweat. The cards contain my ideas and creative plans, ordered by day and by month. The short-term, days, are in one bundle, and the long-term, months, are in a second. Both bundles are put together in the back pocket of my jeans and protected by a Protector card. Simply writing an idea down on a piece of paper with a pen helps expand the thought and push it along, and creates new neural pathways. This card system may look sloppy and inefficient, but it allows me to access my brain much faster than anybody with say a Smartphone. Oddly enough, a few years back I visited a nuclear power plant for a magazine story, and it turned out every one of the nuclear physicists I interviewed had a similar note card system. Just saying.” – Justin Nobel