Join 2016 ICP-Bard student Minny Lee at the MFA Studios for her solo thesis exhibition, Elsewhere.
Minny Lee’s artistic inquiry focuses on her relationship with time and space, inspired by her childhood memories and a close relationship to nature. A student of poetry and visual arts, Lee's practice creates a continuum across mediums to distill a sense of calm discovery within the larger context of everyday life.
The exhibition showcases photographs, videos, artist books, paper cut-out and video installations. The cut-out installations comprise of black boxes with an opening on one end and stenciled images on the other. Viewers are invited to create image projections by shinning flashlights through these boxes to activate the exhibition space. The video installation utilizes architectural elements and the reflections of the mirrors. A part of the exhibition space will be transformed into a temporary book café.
There will be a performance on two evenings on Thursday and Friday starting at 7pm. Moving Images combines image projections and storytelling. The Storytelling Relay invites people to tell stories, turning the table on the audience, passing one story on to the next until the stories run out. The artist will be the moderator and participant of the event.
Minny Lee was born and raised in South Korea and received her higher education in the US. She attended the Reflexions Masterclass in Europe and did an artist-in-residence at Halsnøy Kloster in Norway, both by a competitive selective process. Prior to entering the ICP-Bard MFA Program, Lee obtained a Master of Arts in Art History from the City College of New York, worked as a writer for photography magazines and curated several group shows. During her MFA studies, Lee has been exploring multiple mediums, including photography, video, drawing, painting, installation, and performance. Making artist books has been an important part of her practice. Lee’s work has been exhibited at the Datz Museum of Art in South Korea, Galleri Losjen in Norway, Les Rencontres d’Arles in France, Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery in New York, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, South Arkansas Arts Center in Arkansas, among other venues. Lee lives and works in the Greater New York area.
Exhibition: Thursday, March 3 – Sunday, March 6, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 3, 6-10pm
Moving Images: Thursday, March 3, 7pm
Storytelling Relay: Friday, March 4, 7pm
Exhibition Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12–7pm, Sunday 12–5pm