Curated by Soo Kim
Alex Klein was born in Philadephia, PA and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her MFA, UCLA (2007), her MA, History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK (2005), and her BA, Art History, Columbia University, New York, NY (2001). She has exhibited in In Real Life, curated by ASDF, Capricious Space, New York, NY (2009), Boofthle Booth - Booth : Deux Doox, curated by Mateo Tannatt, Pauline Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2009), Dilettantes, Dandies and Divas Gavlak, West Palm Beach, FL (2008) The World Is All That Is the Case, curated by Arthur Ou, Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York, NY (2008) and 100><100, LA><ART, Los Angeles, CA (2008).
Soo Kim is an artist and educator whose practice questions the nature of the way photographic images are read. Each of Kim’s works are unique pieces – photographs with parts of the image cut away – that use the indexical photographic image, and its removal, to examine and alter the depiction of time and space within a photograph. The deliberately lengthy process involved in making the work introduces a slowness that is a direct response to the haste in which many pictures are created and consumed today.
Kim’s work has been exhibited internationally in London, Seoul, The Hague, New York, and Los Angeles, and is represented by Sandroni Rey Gallery in Los Angeles. Her works are in many public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Broad Foundation, and she has curated numerous exhibitions and projects since 1990. Kim’s work will be included in a three-person exhibition at the Getty Center in February 2010.