Opening Reception with Artist in attendance Sunday, February 18th, 1pm — 4 pm
“ReOriented” is a new installation by JJ Lee, combining a Chinese-inspired paper scroll contemporary Canadian imagery of Chinese food. Lee is interested in a modern interpretation of traditional Chinese forms, exploring the intersection between western and Chinese cultures, as seen through our relationship to Chinese-Canadian Food.
JJ Lee’s work explores the intersection of Chinese and Canadian cultures by appropriating images from a variety of sources. Born and raised in Halifax, NS, Lee received her BFA from the NSCAD in 1992. After living in Vancouver and exhibiting in Vancouver and across Canada, Lee pursued her MFA from York University, Toronto (1999). Lee has been featured in The Globe and Mail and ELLE Canada. She is the recipient of several awards, such as from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, RBC New Canadian Painting Competition and the Asian Canadian Artists Fund for Visual Arts. She is represented in the Magenta Foundation’s Carte Blanche: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painters. She is Assistant Professor, Contemporary Issues of Representation at OCAD University in Toronto.