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The Near and the Far
Devening Projects + Editions
April 22 — June 2, 2012
Exhibition statement

The Near and the Far features photographs made over the past six years from two different Chicago sites; a series of Lake Michigan taken from a single location, and a set of pictures of wild plants and discarded objects from the west side. A central theme of Lee’s work-a meditation on cycles of change and passage of time through a single-minded exploration of a place-is present in this new body of work. Oscillating between direct perception and memory, Lee studies the ephemeral beauty of materials and conditions that are in a constant state of transformation, and therefore cannot be revealed in a single viewing moment. The photographs also exist as a record of an intimate and sustained exchange between the photographer and a place.