Jiyoun Lee-Lodge: Roommates

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Jiyoun Lee-Lodge: Roommates

September 28th, 2017 – March 23rd, 2018

Jason J. Kim Oral Design New York (418 E 71st St #5, New York, NY 10021)


The AHL Foundation in partnership with Jason J. Kim Oral Design New York is pleased to announce Roommates, a commissioned solo exhibition featuring works by Jiyoun Lee-Lodge from September 28th, 2017 to March 23rd, 2018 at the Jason J. Kim Oral Design Manhattan office (418 E 71st St #5, New York, NY 10021).


Curated by So-Ok Park, Jiyoun Lee-Lodge: Roommates will present six lively abstract artworks that reconsider our surroundings as a reflection of ourselves. For Lee-Lodge, ‘roommates’ are not merely tenants who share a living space, but rather include all elements that co-exist and interact with us in our most private and intimate of places—in this sense, a roommate can be a person, a pet, a gadget or even a supernatural being. As a result, the relationships between roommates can be tactile, visual, olfactory, or auditory, and it is through these interactions that we are able to perceive ourselves anew and redefine the physical and psychological boundaries of our day-to-day existence. The various abstract shapes and figurative forms in Lee-Lodge’s paintings bump against, mingle with, and intertwine with each other across the surface, not only echoing such multifaceted interactions but also reflecting the artist’s own memories. According to Lee-Lodge, the “whole experience creates anecdotes that changes you.” She thus traces her experience through symbolized and reimagined figures, creating amalgamated collectives that record the perpetually shifting nature of memory.


Jiyoun Lee-Lodge (b. South Korea) is a New York-based artist whose work revolves around the concept of reconstructing identity through her past memories. Her colorful and vivid paintings, drawings, prints, and installations borrow elements from infographics, animations, and hieroglyphs to create symbolic figures and iconized marks that reflect her inner world. Lee-Lodge’s works have been shown in a number of exhibitions and international art events. She is a recipient of the Charles G.Shaw Award from MFA CUNY Brooklyn College, New York, the Excellency Award from the New Frontier Art Competition, Korea and the Pantone Award of Pan Pacific Digital Artistry Competition, Hong Kong.


This exhibition is presented as part of AHL Foundation’s Art in the Workplace Program, which exhibits contemporary artwork in the work environment to create greater exposure for talented artists while fostering easier access and support for the arts within the business community. The Art in the Workplace program is presented in collaboration with Jason J. Kim Oral Design Center with the public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 


For further inquiries about this exhibition or our programs, please contact 516-983-3935 or info@ahlfoundation.org.


Image: Jiyoun Lee-Lodge, M-7506, 2012, Mixed media on panel, 20×16″