Roosevelt Branch hosts an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibit during May 2018 featuring artist Elizabeth Jung.
Elizabeth Jung is a visual artist now based in Chicago after receiving Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts from École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges in France. Having lived in different places in Korea, the United States and France, her temporary homes, their interior spaces and the memories associated with the spaces became a fascinating subject for her art, which is about constructing imaginary spaces using colors, geometry and architectural elements. Her process of painting repeats construction, deconstruction and reconstruction of space and memories, which often results in trompe l’oeil and exaggerated perspectives. The depicted construction materials and architectural details are composed to complicate the logic of spatial layouts. Through her colorful paintings, Elizabeth invites the viewers into the scene where they find themselves looking into the mise-en-abîme of spaces and where the exaggerated perspective challenges the eyes against their perception of the physical space while experiencing the tension, confusion, disorientation and ambiguity.