Republic Gallery


Take Your Time

April 22 to June 6

Republic Gallery is pleased to present Take Your Time, a solo exhibition of new work by Khan Lee, as part of the 2015 Capture Photography Festival. In this exhibition, Lee creates and unpacks different abstractions of time through a series of sculptural and multimedia works and actions. Take Your Time opens April 22nd and runs through June 6, 2015.

For Lee, all conceptions have the potential to be used as a medium. By isolating its properties from its given function and suggesting a new expression, anything can form the basis of a conceptual process. With this exhibition, Lee�s careful observation of the shapes of various durational events culminates in a body of work that iterates his visual conception of the essence of time.

Time represents a path that each individual forms through daily existence. Although each existence can have but a single point of view, an observation of the mass creates an ever-changing map of individuals and objects that are constantly morphing, passing, crossing, and colliding into each other. It simultaneously contains parallel events that do not intersect, and static moments, which might be imperceptibly slow-changing.

Khan Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. He studied architecture at Hong-Ik University, before immigrating to Canada to study fine art at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Through sculptural and media practices, his work attempts to exhibit results of experimentation with form and process in order to express inherent relationships between material and immaterial content. He is a founding member of the Vancouver-based artist collective Intermission and is presently a member of the Instant Coffee artist collective. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Lee lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

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