JeongMee Yoon began the “Pink and Blue Project” in 2005 and it has been exhibited widely. The latest opportunity to see these works is happening right now at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco.
JeongMee Yoon, Emily and Her Pink Things, 2005.
Yoon calls on the bedrooms of children and organizes their belongings to compose these photographs. She initiated the project when her daughter began limiting the color palette of her possessions. She discovered that her child was not alone in her quest for ultimate pink. Blue for boys and pink for girls has become a cross cultural average for desire amongst children. It is a product of commercial training that begins with the first diaper change.
JeongMee Yoon, Jeonghoon and His Blue Things, 2008.
Be sure to stop by the gallery and pick up a signed copy of the book that chronicles the ongoing project.
JeongMee Yoon, Jeeyoo and Her Pink Things, 2008.
Pink and Blue
7 May – 20 June 2009
Jenkins Johnson Gallery