MINDY LEE & J.A.L.-B.

18 January – 23 February 2018

Perimeter Space at Griffin Gallery is delighted to present MINDY LEE & J.A.L.-B. where Mindy Lee creates a dressing room-like space, installing her paintings into the 16 metre Perimeter Space.

A publication accompanies this exhibition with text from Michael Szpakowski

Lee’s series of double-sided paintings, made for this exhibition, are created on clothing once worn by the artist and her son. Discarded clothes are rendered functionless through unpicking and re-assembling and contain a memory and history of the bodies’ activity within them, through ageing, stretching, staining and daily wear and tear.  The body is further traced through the play-paint games, which capture J.A.L.-B.’s external bodily prints and gestures. His gestures are fetishized, reclaimed, mimicked and cut into, blurring the boundaries between his touch and Lee’s. J.A.L.-B.’s marks transform and inform Lee’s imagery, which recaptures intimate moments of daily domestic life. Lee also references bones across the series. They appear as x-ray, pattern, costume, prop and toy, bringing a hammer horror humour into play and creating a place between autobiography and mythology.

* J.A.L.-B. is Mindy Lee’s 3 yr old son. 
www.mindylee.me 

A publication accompanies this exhibition with text from Michael Szpakowski

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