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Bum-Joo Jeon
State University of New York, New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
Faculty Sponsor: Emily Puthoff and Steven Bradford

My work centers around injustice, violence, and war. I am interested in a more militant political perspective that forces the audience to participate. I want viewers to consider power and control and their relationship to individual dignity and freedom. My recent work questions the American government’s anti-terrorist policies. Normally clothes protect our bodies from the scrutiny of others, but in my work, transparent vinyl jackets decorated with fingerprints become symbols of exposure.

Scarlet Letter , 2004
Vinyl and steel, dimensions variable.

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