The De Pree Art Center and Gallery at Hope College will be featuring the work of Hope graduate Jim Lee in the exhibition “All My Ghosts,” which will run from Thursday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Feb. 18.
Lee, a member of the college’s Class of 1994, will deliver an artist’s talk on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. in Cook Auditorium of the De Pree Art Center, with the gallery opening immediately following.
The public is invited to both the talk and the exhibition. Admission is free.
As described by the gallery, “Jim Lee’s work tends to be rough cut and a little gritty, each a record of test-drives and experiments against modernist principles. Fluctuating between linear abstractions and plays on minimalism, Lee’s style challenges the priority traditionally placed on the pictorial surface alone, while toying with notions of painting as object and painting as experimentation. Exposing the framework that lies beneath a canvas, or cobbling materials in a patchwork of addition, Lee investigates and maintains a tenuous, yet playful, dialogue between completion and destruction throughout his practice.”
Following his graduation from Hope, Lee received his MFA from the University of Delaware in 1996. He has shown internationally at Galerie Vidal Cuglietta, Brussels; Motus Fort, Tokyo; FDC Satellite, Brussels and Galerie Markus Winter, Berlin. Additionally he has been included in exhibitions at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; the Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson, Maryland; Ratio 3, San Francisco; LAND, Los Angeles; Islip Art Museum, New York; Galerie Ruth Leuchter, Dusseldorf; Galerie Lelong, New York; Andrae Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin; IMOCA, Indianapolis; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta; Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York. Lee is represented by Nicelle Beauchene and he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
The De Pree Art Center and Gallery is located at 275 Columbia Ave., between 10th and 13th streets. The gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., although it will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 14, and 15, because of the college’s Winter Recess. Attendance is by appointment, and guests may register on the gallery’s website at hope.edu/depree
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