Objects in Leehaiminsun’s work are things found easily in our surroundings but often not noticed. These are things like a tree protected with vinyl and Styrofoam to keep out the cold, a landscape seen through a hole made for the banner not to be torn, filthy cloth covering something at a construction site, or styrofoam drifting aimlessly in the water. These things have something in common: they are made for some purpose. However, these are of little importance and are always located at the periphery. Seeing these objects, Lee takes notice of their meaning regardless of their initial objective. She has showcased them primarily in painting, drawing, and installation. Why does she do this? Is she trying to move an alienated thing to the center from the periphery as the product of her observation? Does she intend to investigate the boundary between the visible and the invisible? Or, does she feel the stream of time and space surrounding the object? What matters to the artist is how to see the object that attracts her attention, whatever it may be. And ye….
START: Sep.9, 2021
END: Nov.6, 2021
LANGUAGES: English, Korean
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