Modern West is pleased to present Waterman - Loading, a solo exhibition of artwork by Jiyoun Lee-Lodge created during her time in residency from July 1 through September 30. Waterman - Loading will open with a public reception on September 17, 6 - 8pm and will be on display through November 5 Upstairs @ Modern West. All are invited to attend.
Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lee-Lodge spent many years living and working in Queens, New York. With a focus on identity through memory reconstruction, Lee-Lodge’s artistic practice encompasses painting, drawing, printmaking and installations. She considers her work a type of portraiture, one that absorbs complex information and distills integrated concepts. Drawn to evolution and change, the core of her work is directly about people, though time and place have an incorporated importance. During her residency at Modern West, Lee-Lodge explored the solitude caused by the pandemic and its noticeable effect on herself and those around her. Lee-Lodge explains, the “Pandemic made me acutely aware of ‘self’, or maybe the opposite… Many people build their own identity through their small screens in their own space via social media.” Inspired by Edward Hopper’s works, she relates his pieces to our reality during the pandemic, evoking stillness in what is normally a chaotic world.
Lee-Lodge graduated with a Masters of Fine Art from the Studio Art program at Brooklyn College, NY. Her works have been shown at Bowman Gallery, ArtMora(Coohaus Art), Jamaica Art Center, Gallery Ho, Recession Art Center, PizzArte, Gallery ELL, ArtGate, Maum, InRivers, Arario, RabbitHoleStudio Gallery, the Bowery Club, among others.
Locally, Lee-Lodge has an upcoming public art commission for the new TRAX station in Salt Lake City and currently has a solo show at UMOCA’s Exit Gallery. She currently collaborates with the multidisciplinary artists group ‘Living Marks’. The group recently performed with the Kenneth Burdett School of the Deaf and at the Art + Change conference at the University of Rochester, and she hopes to incorporate their collaboration into her residency and the Modern West community.