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. A reception and gallery talk with Lee will be held on Thursday, January 30, at 6 p.m. in the Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery. Signed copies of the Traps and Lean-to exhibition catalog, Contact Sheet 205, will be available to collectors after the talk. The reception is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
As an African American woman, Lee 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.”
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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.
This event was first published on December 19, 2019 and last updated on January 6, 2020.
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