Mon Dieu Projects announces a friend of the gallery Dustin Ha will debut his photography exhibition titled REMEMBER WHY YOU’RE HER on February 10, 2024. The opening art party will be held from 5-9pm at the Helen J Gallery in Hollywood.
The artist has created a collection of 26 large format photographs. These have been folded, framed, and also installed at unique angles to create a singular experience. For one day only, this presentation creates something unpredictable as well as nonfungible, a rarity in fine art photography: a true 1 of 1.
This is not a collection of easy to digest, purely commercial photography prints for hotel lobbies and staging multimillion-dollar homes. Dustin Ha dares the viewer to look beneath the surface and see themselves in this exquisitely imperfect world. These works embrace the contradiction and darkness that hide in plain sight beneath the beauty and the light.
Each fold in the works of the exhibition create a metaphor for the intricate tapestry of life’s highs and lows. Just as life unfolds without order, the folds in each image mirrors the unpredictability of each viewer’s personal journey. For Ha, these folds represent his distorted vision during a crippling panic attack. Additionally, the interplay of light and shadows in each fold celebrates resilience in adversity, and beauty in imperfection. Dustin invites each viewer to reflect on the profound parallels between the creases in the photographs and the nuanced fabric of their own lives.
About Dustin Ha
The artist always felt like an outsider. As an LA-born Korean-American raised in El Salvador, it left him with three fragmented identities. The artist found solace in his camera. This is where his singular focus melts away his Sisyphean anxiety. Dustin confronts his demons through his meticulous photography practice. Through this he celebrates the misfit in all of us through juxtaposition and unusual formats.
What: REMEMBER WHY YOU’RE HERE, Dustin Ha
Where: Helen J Gallery, 929 Cole Ave., LA, 90038
When: February 10, 2024, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
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