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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Joyce Y-J Lee: Passages / Matthew Mann: Buddy Pictures

February 11 - March 10, 2012
Opening reception on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7 - 9 pm.
Artist talk with Matthew Mann and Joyce Y-J Lee on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 7:00 pm.

Hamiltonian Gallery presents two concurrent solo exhibitions by Hamiltonian Fellows: Joyce Y-J Lee, Passages - photography and video installations; Matthew Mann, Buddy Pictures - painting.

Both artists, trained as painters, each lay forward new bodies of work that continue to explore the tropes of Renaissance painting applied to their own contemporary narrative. Although stylistically distinct, Lee and Mann both convey imaginary dimensions of space to metaphor the human condition.

Matthew Mann's assemblages of paintings, Buddy Pictures, is a refreshing analysis of painting as a method of storytelling. Mann's paintings depict scenes fraught with allegory of archetypal cowboys and vivid yet geographically impossible landscapes.

In Passages, the second installment of the Travelogue series, Joyce Y-J Lee presents a collection of photographic digital prints and video projections that convey the theatrical nature of light which she documented during her recent travels to The Great Wall of China and the 2011 Venice Biennale.

Hamiltonian Artists
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suite 101
washington, DC 20009
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