For the past several years, Michelle Forsyth has worked to capture moments of intimacy and grace found within the scope of large-scale historic disasters. Her new work carries this idea forward but instead of looking to disasters as inspiration she focuses instead on the plaids taken from her husband's shirts. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1972, Forsyth holds an MFA from Rutgers University and a BFA from the University of Victoria. She currently resides in Pullman, Washington, where she teaches painting and drawing at Washington State University.
Taewon Jang's work has dealt with a broad range of subjects from his personal, violent history to the recent disasters in Japan. Recently he has been exploring man made landscapes at night, photographing hulking industrial sites in Korea, Japan and the American West. Born in Korea, Jang completed his MFA at Columbia University. He is based in New York and Seoul and has shown in galleries and museums around the world.