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Sep 22
Oct 23

Jiyoun Lee-Lodge, Waterman: Changing I

Jiyoun Lee-Lodge, Waterman: Changing I

Presented by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Waterman: Changing I is part of an ongoing series by Lee-Lodge that explores displacement, anxiety, and isolation in relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, Lee-Lodge, like countless others, has been confined to her house, experiencing absolute solitude and loneliness in a space meant to provide comfort. Her access to the outside world was mediated through a screen, or as she calls it, “a digital window” that acted as both a means of connection and a source of alienation. This window opens to the excess noise of opposing ideas; the gut of images, information, the deluge of likes, dislikes, hearts, emojis, and the exhausting cacophony of what Bo Burham calls, “anything and everything all of the time.”

The window, though, also acts as a wave, that crashes completely covering the Lee-Lodge’s figures, masking their faces and their forms, overtaking them. The liquid is constantly in flux, as are the emotional states of the figures. Lee-Lodge plays out this duality in her compositions, using dramatic, strong contrasts between light and dark, a technique dating back to the Renaissance called chiaroscuro. Her works also draw on early 1980’s video game landscapes and color palettes and take influence from both Roy Lichtenstein’s bitmapping and flatness as well as Edward Hopper’s social isolation and existentialism.

Admission Info

Admission to the museum is free, with a suggested donation of $8

Phone: 8013284201

Email: communications@utahmoca.org

Individual Dates & Times *

  • September 22, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • September 23, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • September 24, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • September 29, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • September 30, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 01, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 02, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 06, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 07, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 08, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 09, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 13, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 14, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 16, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 20, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 21, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 22, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 23, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)

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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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