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

This hands-on workshop facilitated by Dr. Lynne Milgram will provide research proposal writing support for your upcoming CGS-M (SSHRC, NSERC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application(s). Please come prepared with specific questions related to your research projects.
Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It's a forum for anyone (undergrad or graduate students, staff, or faculty) to present in a supportive environment. Take a break over lunch to learn about new opportunities for Toronto creative researchers. Take part in this year's Open Access Week by attending this event with Chris Landry and Shelby Stinnissen!
A  three-hour guided activity and discussion, led by Carolynne Crawley, will focus on breaking down colonial ways of thinking that separate people from the their natural surroundings, and building responsible and reciprocal relations with the land. This is part of Decolonizing the Land, curriculum development project led by Professor Amish Morrell and supported by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Nicole Collins and Bogdan Luca work to discover affinities between distinct approaches to painting and to articulate the initial unlikely impulse to put their works together.
A showcase of works of visual art and writing that represent storytelling as it relates to witchcraft, real or imagined, throughout the ages. Opening Night and Full Moon Ritual  - October 24, 2018 
Interested in applying for CGS-M (SSHRC, NSERC) and/or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)? This session will provide students with further information about competitions, timelines and best practices. These are prestigious awards, and all full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Are our cities becoming a monoculture of the super rich? 
This comprehensive exhibition features works by 760 artists from across Canada, including Inuit and Indigenous artists from Turtle Island.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
AZURE Talks – The Inclusive City
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
Ignite Imagination - The Campaign for OCAD U

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