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Joyce Yu-Jean Lee First Light, 2012 Single-channel video projected onto floor, approximately 4’ x 6’, 6:49 min looped


Joyce Yu-Jean Lee creates video installations and photographs that examine how various societies have historically depicted concepts of enlightenment. The life-size video floor projection, “First Light”, playfully challenges the figure in space by shifting the conven- tional viewing perspective. A white light grows from a single point on the floor, into a spotlight, and finally into a void from which the figure encapsulated within climbs out. The viewer standing from above watches the floor transform from a picture plane into a surface, a void, and negative space. First Light, explores ideas of illumination and spiritual rebirth through formal play with pictorial space.


Bio


Joyce Yu-Jean Lee hails from Dallas, TX and has a M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and B.A. from the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania. She is the recipient of a 2013 Franklin Furnace Fund Grant and a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. The Washington Post included her in their “Top 10 Best Art Gallery Shows” in Washington D.C. for 2012. She is a trustee for The Contemporary museum in Baltimore and currently teaches part-time at MICA, The Corcoran College of Art + Design, and New Jersey City University.


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