[News] “Blocks And Bridges” Binds Past, Present, & Future

Across the gallery, two large shelves mounted to the wall form the base of Jihyun Lee’s sculpture Doll Shelf_Red Scene 4, 5. The unpainted plywood cases are filled with hand-sewn figurines, small sketches and doodles, embroideries, and other tchotchkes and ephemera. Each of these objects speaks to a childhood memory—memories that Lee herself recalls from growing up in Seoul, South Korea, but also those of her mother and her son. 


The artist has even included small drawings that her son made. Together, these densely packed artifacts evoke a sort of multigenerational Kunstkammer, or "cabinet of curiosities," an early modern museum display technique which involved placing many different and often disparate artworks or specimens in close proximity.

Oct 4, 2023
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