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Arts and Performance

Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to Exhibition

December 18, 2019 EST

Light Work

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Light Work to present Trap and Lean-to, a solo exhibition of photographs by multimedia artist Dionne Lee. Oakland, California-based artist Dionne Lee employs video, collage, photography, and sculpture to explore American landscape and her place within its complex history. As an African American woman, she sees the natural world as both a place of refuge and tranquility, but also the location of racial violence, danger, and vulnerability. More broadly, her work acknowledges the terror of climate change, mass migration, and humanity’s ongoing drama of survival. Duality often surfaces in work where she notes that “two things can be true at once.”

Gallery hours are: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Light Work closes on all major holidays. Contact Light Work to schedule a guided tour of the galleries.

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Light Work’s Urban Video Project will show Dionne Lee’s A use for rope or string (2016) on their outside architectural projection site at the Everson Museum of Art. The video installation will be on view January 29 – February 1, 2020.

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This event was published on January 9, 2020.

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Paid parking is available in the Booth Garage at the intersection of Comstock and Waverly Avenues, diagonally across the street from Light Work. There is also metered parking in front of the Syracuse University Library, on Walnut Avenue, and on Comstock Avenue across from Booth Garage. Visit for more information on parking and directions to the gallery.