Lombard Freid Gallery is pleased to present Lee Kit’s second solo exhibition in New York. Following his highly acclaimed installation at the 55th Venice Biennale, Lee (b.1978, Hong Kong) further explores his obsession with the ordinary through series of staged domestic scenes and paintings. Lee’s practice proposes the poetics of the everyday; merging art with daily life, questioning the ways in which the viewer interacts with and perceives one’s surroundings. His work retains traces of past interventions and mediations, provoking both shared and individual memories. The everyday objects found in these installations offer a personal and social narrative that reaches beyond their singular potentials; here, they mingle with sound and film, creating an immersive and cinematic environment.
Lee’s latest work can be regarded as a continuation, he says, of the exhibition ‘You (you).’, which premiered at the 55th Venice Biennale and was reprised as ‘You.’, both curated by M+ and West Kowloon Cultural District. With ‘You.’, Lee’s elegant cardboard paintings and hand-painted cloths are joined by small, nearly overlooked sculptures: a stack of towels, painstakingly folded, resting in a corner; a single blue bucket; a table set for two, devoid of diners. For Lee, the spaces in between are as significant as these contemporary readymades, the emptiness just as poignant.
Press release courtesy Jane Lombard Gallery.