Nikki S. Lee "Layers"

Sikkema, Jenkins & Co

poster for Nikki S. Lee "Layers"

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Nikki S. Lee investigates notions of identity through the medium of photography and film. For her latest series, "Layers," Lee continues her exploration of identity. Instead of changing character, she investigates her personal identity through the perception of others in different cultural settings. Lee traveled to different cities around the world, from Bangkok to Madrid, and in each city asked three separate street artists to draw her portrait on translucent paper she provided. Back at her studio she layered the drawings from each separate city one on top of the other, using a light box to bring out details from the underlying drawings, and then photographed the image. Due to the layering of the drawings, the resulting image is a distorted portrait of the artist that raises questions of perception.

[Image: Nikki S. Lee "Layers, Prague 2" (2007) Digital C-Print 88 x 71.5 in.]



from November 19, 2008 to January 10, 2009

Opening Reception on 2008-11-19 from 18:00 to 20:00


Nikki S. Lee

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