7 January - 4 March 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7th, 6-8pm
Walter Maciel Gallery is pleased to present With Liberty and Justice for Some, featuring the work of several contemporary artists who have been invited to create portraits of immigrants to the United States. The show is a statement on the many fears surrounding the announcement of our new president elect and a powerful response rejecting the presumed policies that threaten to disrupt basic civil rights.
About Yi's immigrant portrait:
Yi Keun Chool was born in Korea. As a young man, he studied French literature and the French language in Sungkyunkwan University. He served during the Korean War, and after the Korean Armistice Agreement worked in the Korean government translating French documents. He immigrated to America in the early 1970s and had my twin brother and me. He worked as a photographer and soon had his own photography lab. He retired shortly after digital cameras and smart phone technology changed the landscape of consumer photography and left his trade behind.