Jun 18th 2016

Opening Reception June 18 6pm. A mid-career retrospective of Larry Lee’s work curated by Susannah Papish will be in the East Gallery at the Beverly Arts Center. Specialty cocktails by Jason Dunda.

A midcareer retrospective curated by Susannah Papish of artist, writer, and curator Larry Lee who “remakes” his personal history in specific and the Asian American experience in general into stylized multimedia objects and images he facetiously terms “orientalia”. His practice includes sculpture, video, installation, performance, and painting as well as his curatorial project, Molar Productions and his collaboration with painter Jason Dunda as the International Chefs of Mystery!

A native Chicagoan, Lee grew up in Chinatown on 23rd Place off Wentworth and later Andersonville before moving to South Carolina. In 1980, he returned to Chicago to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, Gallery 400 and Evanston Arts Center as well as in New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Cleveland and Glasgow, Scotland. Larry is currently the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he also teaches Asian American Art History and serves as the curator for the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media.

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