Jongsun Lee, Knot, Unknot, And Again Not, 2011. Performance.

Jongsun Lee

Utica, New York

Sculpture Space

During her two-month residency at Sculpture Space, Jongsun Lee, a peripatetic artist and social sculptor, produced thousands of hand-shaped rice bowls in the studio by day and presented several interactive performances off site in the evening. After achieving commercial success as a traditional figure sculptor, she renounced her material achievements for a less predictable life on the road as a visual poet—a role that acknowledges her years of hardship as a child in South Korea. Oscillating between attraction and repulsion, between traditional Asian motifs and Western themes, Lee’s work incorporates sculpture, performance, sound, and collaboration. Knot, Unknot, And Again Not, a performance/installation, was held in a former hardware store, now a vast open space of bare wood beams and polished oak floors, with a small bar and restaurant tucked to one side. .…see the entire review in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.