Hyung Mo Lee Lessons Learned
March 7 – April 24, 2015
Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Lessons Learned, recent works by Hyung Mo Lee. The exhibition will open with an Artist’s Reception Saturday, March 7, from 4 – 7 PM.
Hyung Mo Lee’s practice reflects many of the aesthetic and philosophic strategies associated with the Italian Arte Povera (literally poor art) movement whose artists attacked corporate mentality with an art of unconventional materials and style, often incorporating found objects in their works. Lee’s drawings, sculptures, and installations are notable for their radical choice of materials and emphasis on laborious, time-consuming process. His Sumi Ink drawings, both delicate and dynamic, are meditations on geologic time – strata rendered brush-stroke by brush-stroke – while sculptural works expand on lessons learned from drawing. Found objects are negotiated to the point of transformation, often bordering on dissolution, always stressing materiality and physicality, evocative of myth over scientific rationalism.
Born in Seoul, Korea, youngest of two sons to teachers of language, Lee graduated from the LA County High School for the Arts in ’99, followed by stints at the San Francisco Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thereafter, long drives around North America until settling again in Los Angeles. Fellowships and Awards include 2013-2016 Angels Gate Cultural Center Studio Artist Program, San Pedro, CA, and 211 Poetry Scholarship, Fall Poetry Workshop with Cecilia Woloch. Idyllwild, CA.
Lessons Learned runs through April 24. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 11 AM – 4 PM, and by appointment. For visuals or additional information, please contact Ron Linden, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 310-600-4873, or 310-233-4411.