Into the Nearness of Distance

July 10, 2014


Into the Nearness of Distance

On view Gallery

July 10, 2014

Opening Reception: July 10, 6 pm

6th Annual XianRui (Fresharp) Artist in Excellence: Summer Mei Ling Lee, collaborating with Karen Leslie Ficke and Adam Hathaway. Not to be missed, the opening includes a video performance of the artist retracing her Chinese ancestry through her grandmother's name in calligraphy in the public space toward the gallery.

"Into the Nearness of Distance" explores the fragile relationship between absence and presence and the human relationship to the unknowable. Capturing a sense of longing for but inevitable failure to reconnect with ancestors who once lived in Chinatown, Lee’s work focuses thematically upon the universality of generational estrangement from a rooted but also distancing culture.