June 1st – July 28th, 2012
Opening Reception - First Friday, June 1st, 2012, 6-9pm
Subtle body language and unconscious gestures form the basis of Lee's work. Inspired by childhood experiences in South Korea, the ideas for her sculptures come from observations of gymnastics and schoolyard games. The physical tension of her figures references the psychological tension of human relationships, and her humor broaches serious emotional content.
Yeon Joo Lee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea where she earned her BFA in painting from Sung Shin Women’s University. She came to the U.S. to seek a new life in a different environment. The freedom of her new life is a creative force for her ceramic work. For the past 4 years, she has lived in Oakland, California while earning her second BFA degree from California College of the Arts in Ceramics. Currently Lee is an intern with Arthur Gonzalez, Nathan Lynch and John Toki. She will be exhibiting her new work in a solo show at Red Star Studios, on June 1, 2012. Also she will be exhibiting work in Korean international Art Fair (KIAF) on September 22, 2012.