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East Asia Series

In China, Juel fully immersed himself in the local culture. Post modern, yet steeped in tradition, Juel's East Asia series embodies the idea of transition. As China grapples with its own shift into contemporary subjectivity, its citizens have not lost their sense of humor, and Juel captures the ironic contrasts with aplomb. Monks in sneakers performing kung-fu maneuvers serve to question the exotic ideals imposed from the West. Will they fulfill their destinies, or plant their sneakered feet firmly in our contemporary moment?