Detail of image courtesy of the Artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, NY

Opening | Kakyoung Lee

February 1 - 12, 2017

Windows of 1351 Amsterdam Ave.
(126th St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)
New York, NY 10027

Nearest Trains: 1,  A, C, B, D

Hours: Projections on windows viewable 5pm - 3am

Opening explores the movements of people looking at artwork at gallery openings through a two-channel moving image of hand-drawn figures projected on two large, street-facing windows. Based on footage captured at Chelsea gallery openings, Kakyoung Lee isolates and recreates the movements of figures on yellow legal pad pages. Every night, from sunset to dawn, the empty store front windows of 1351 Amsterdam will be transformed--with the projected silhouettes of figures moving, chatting, and wandering around the space--into the busiest of "opening night" scenes.

This work was made possible with the generous support of the The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning.

About the Artist
Kakyoung Lee (b. 1975, Korea) received her BFA and MFA from Hong-Ik University, Seoul, as well as an MFA from SUNY-Purchase College, NY. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions internationally, including at The Drawing Center, New York; Hofstra University, Hempstead; Kunsthalle Bremen, DE; Mass MOCA, North Adams; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia; Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Oqbo, Berlin, DE; Queens Museum, New York; and Seoul Arts Center, Korea. She has also held residencies at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, ISCP, the Lower East Side Printshop (NY), Jamaica Center of Art for Learning, Omi, MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo. She has received grants from Pollock Krasner Foundation, NYFA Fellowship, AHL Foundation, and the 2010 recipient of the KAFA Award. Lee's works are in the public collections at The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH; McNay Art Museum, TX; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; and Library of Congress, Washington D.C. among others.

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