David Choong Lee at LeBasse Projects

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Exhibition: David Choong Lee 'Acquiring Signal'
Date: August 14th – Sept 10th 2010
Artist reception: Saturday, August 14th, 7-10p
Place: LeBasse Projects, 6023 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Website: www.lebasseprojects.com
Acquiring Signal will be David Choong Lee's second major Installation based exhibition. Completely wrapping the gallery walls, Lee's 400+ piece installation pays homage to street people and the cities they inhabit. A combination of paintings and sculptures, his large scale wall collage will be his most inventive architectural work to date. Continue for more after the jump:

Based out of San Francisco's street art movement, Korean born artist Lee reflects on social conditions within youth culture, urban environments and generation "next," tapping into both American and Korean visual aesthetics. Sociopolitical and economic issues surrounding homelessness and youth populations are at the heart of Lee's paintings, which play with the subcultures' politics of power, judgment and perception. Lee's on-location assemblages embody concepts that float between his choice of subject matter, material and technique. The graffiti-like amalgamations fold in traditional figurative portraiture and promote public discourse, challenging the notion of what is considered fine art.

Lee's most recent exhibition in 2009, 'Sunshine on Cast Shadows' was showcased at The University of Arizona's Joseph Gross Gallery. Lee has been widely exhibited internationally in San Francisco, New York, Montreal and Los Angeles.

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