Gabriel Lester “If you happen to be”


poster for Gabriel Lester “If you happen to be”

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RYAN LEE presents If you happen to be, an exhibition of new work by Gabriel Lester. Lester combines elements of music, experimental cinema, literature, and architecture to create immersive environments with stories to tell. If you happen to be includes two such spaces. The first presents a series of low-resolution LED panels displaying films of near-extinct animals and the habitats in which they can be found. Lester, however, does not confine the animals to the natural world. The internet-sourced footage he employs indicates various places that these animals exist. Okapi, for example, not only live (at least for the time being) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but also in cyberspace as images, symbols, and brands for online consumption. This multi-dimensional yet threatened existence is reflected in Lester’s distorted imagery; these creatures fade in and out of presence, imperiled and infinite depending on the context.



from April 13, 2017 to May 20, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-04-13 from 18:00 to 20:00


Gabriel Lester

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