JJ Lee: Inventories


An installation by Toronto artist and OCAD faculty JJ Lee. This work will be on display at the Capacity 3 Gallery from May 8 until June 9, 2018. Reception on Saturday June 9th from 1-3pm 

 
DateTuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Location

Capacity 3 Gallery, 6 Dublin St, Guelph ON

Inventories
May 8-June 9, 2018
Closing Reception June 9, 1-3 pm
Capacity 3 Gallery, 6 Dublin St, Guelph ON

An installation by Toronto artist and OCAD faculty JJ Lee. This work will be on display at the Capacity 3 Gallery from May 8 until June 9, 2018. Reception on Saturday June 9th from 1-3pm 

Artist JJ Lee incurred a concussion a few years ago and was restriction from computer screens, televisions, cell phones, reading of books, doing crossword puzzles or listening to audiobooks. However, she was allowed to draw. She started drawing anything that crossed her mind about seeing, the brain and neuroscience, including autism. Contributions and collaborations from her partially deaf, autistic daughter are interspersed in an investigation of meaning of medical labels, identity, systems of classifications, grouping, cultures, and the arbitrary approaches to categorization. Labels are about naming, identifying, systems of classifications, grouping, cultures, and the arbitrary approaches to categorization. In reality, labels do not capture the complexity and diversity of being we all experience. Through this installation the artist hopes to re-create this tension between the bureaucratic structure of labelling and the unsystematic reality of human individuality.

JJ Lee’s work explores the intersection of Chinese and Canadian cultures by appropriating images from a variety of sources. Born and raised in Halifax, NS, Lee received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1992. After living in Vancouver and exhibiting across Canada, Lee pursued her MFA from York University, Toronto (1999. She is the recipient of several awards, such as from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, RBC New Canadian Painting Competition and the Asian Canadian Artists Fund for Visual Arts. She is represented in the Magenta Foundation’s Carte Blanche: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painters. She is Assistant Professor, Contemporary Issues of Representation at OCAD University in Toronto, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

 



Poster for exhibition
DateTuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Website Location

Capacity 3 Gallery, 6 Dublin St, Guelph ON

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 6:00pm

Inventories
May 8-June 9, 2018
Closing Reception June 9, 1-3 pm
Capacity 3 Gallery, 6 Dublin St, Guelph ON

An installation by Toronto artist and OCAD faculty JJ Lee. This work will be on display at the Capacity 3 Gallery from May 8 until June 9, 2018. Reception on Saturday June 9th from 1-3pm 

Artist JJ Lee incurred a concussion a few years ago and was restriction from computer screens, televisions, cell phones, reading of books, doing crossword puzzles or listening to audiobooks. However, she was allowed to draw. She started drawing anything that crossed her mind about seeing, the brain and neuroscience, including autism. Contributions and collaborations from her partially deaf, autistic daughter are interspersed in an investigation of meaning of medical labels, identity, systems of classifications, grouping, cultures, and the arbitrary approaches to categorization. Labels are about naming, identifying, systems of classifications, grouping, cultures, and the arbitrary approaches to categorization. In reality, labels do not capture the complexity and diversity of being we all experience. Through this installation the artist hopes to re-create this tension between the bureaucratic structure of labelling and the unsystematic reality of human individuality.

JJ Lee’s work explores the intersection of Chinese and Canadian cultures by appropriating images from a variety of sources. Born and raised in Halifax, NS, Lee received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1992. After living in Vancouver and exhibiting across Canada, Lee pursued her MFA from York University, Toronto (1999. She is the recipient of several awards, such as from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, RBC New Canadian Painting Competition and the Asian Canadian Artists Fund for Visual Arts. She is represented in the Magenta Foundation’s Carte Blanche: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painters. She is Assistant Professor, Contemporary Issues of Representation at OCAD University in Toronto, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

 

Venue & Address: 
Capacity 3 Gallery, 6 Dublin St, Guelph ON
Poster for exhibition
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