Jean Shin
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Profiles, 2010

Archival resin coated pigment prints, face mounted on acrylic
Series of 7 photographs
42” w x 80” h

Profiles captures monumental figures dramatically engaged in everyday actions. The figures in the photographs are altered sports trophies that have had their basketball, tennis racket and hockey stick replaced with a stroller, hammer,
clipboard, or other work‐related prop. Enlarged and shown without their pedestals, the individual statues feel uncannily human in their expressions and imperfections. Together these life‐size representations of a janitor, handyman, assistant, cashier, mechanic, cook and
babysitter celebrate the unsung heroes whose everyday labors ordinarily go unrecognized.

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