15 March 2021 – 15 May 2021
Yona Lee: Propositions
An online exhibition of new work by one of the Govett-Brewster’s 2020 artists ‘In Residence’

Yona Lee is known for her elaborate, site-specific installations that respond to and complicate our engagement with urban and domestic environments. Using stainless steel tubing and everyday objects, Lee’s labyrinthine structures encourage us to consider the frameworks – literal and figurative – that shape our interaction with public and private space.

The outcome of her 2020 digital residency at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Propositions introduces Lee’s practice to the conventions and characteristics of the digital environment. Using 3D animation software and her own travel photographs, Lee has created a series of short animations in which her characteristic installations navigate environments both mundane and extraordinary around the world.  

Propositions responds to the challenge of making site-specific work in a paradoxically hyper-mobile and almost entirely immobilised world with humour and imagination. Travelling between museums and non-descript hotel rooms, trains and buses, swimming pools and street scenes, the apparent utilitarian function of Lee’s structures is troubled by their disregard for the human occupation of space.

To learn more about Lee’s practice visit govettbrewster.com