Lee’s ‘Appearance’ opens at CMCA

Jun 09, 2018
Photo by: Jocelyn Lee Jocelyn Lee’s “Jenna and fallen apples” is a 2016 archival digital print.

Rockland — The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., will open the second of its three summer exhibitions Saturday, June 16. “Jocelyn Lee: The Appearance of Things” will run through Oct. 14.

Representing nearly 10 years of work by photographer Jocelyn Lee, this exhibition encompasses still life, portrait and landscape photographs, as well as many images that fuse these genres. This mingling is partly what the work is about and, printed at large scale, the photographs beckon the viewer to a cinematic immersion in the images. The installation of the work as triptychs and diptychs juxtapose various bodies in divergent earthly environments and shift scale significantly across the images.

Lee, who lives in Cape Elizabeth, was born in Naples, Italy, and received her BA in Philosophy and Visual Arts from Yale University; and her MFA in Photography from Hunter College. In 2013, she received a NYFA Fellowship, and in 2001, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. A monograph on “The Appearance of Things,” with an essay by Bill Roorbach, printed by Meridian Printing accompanies the exhibition at CMCA.

Lee’s show joins “Tom Burckhardt: Studio Flood,” which opened June 9; the final show to open will be “John Bisbee: American Steel” on Saturday, June 30. All three artists will be feted during CMCA's annual summer gala, The Art Party, set for Friday evening, June 29. Tickets to The Art Party are available online at cmcanow.org/theartparty or by calling 701-5005.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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