Friday, October 17, 2014

'Recent Acquisitions' exhibition at Blacktown Arts Centre showcases work from Hyun-Hee Lee

Image courtesy of Blacktown Arts Centre. Hyun-Hee Lee's works, entitled Lost Letters I  and Lost Letters II, 2011, are pictured in the centre of the image

Blacktown City Arts Centre this month celebrates its visual art acquisitions purchased between 2011 and 2013 in an exhibition entitled Recent Acquisitions, on display this month until 1 November 2014.

Artereal artist Hyun-Hee Lee, who has had two artworks acquired by the Blacktown City Art Collection including Lost Letters 1 and Lost Letters II (pictured) is in the company of Cilla Davis, Jennifer Gabbay, Simryn Gill, Rew Hanks, Mehr Javed, Brendon Mogg, Marikit Santiago, Grant Stevens and Terrence Wright, whose works are also included in the exhibition.

 Image: Hyun-Hee Lee, Lost Letters II (detail), 2011, courtesy of Blacktown Arts Centre.

Hyun-Hee Lee’s work explores memories and events as they appear to her from the standpoint of her present reality, she is fascinated by the way memories are distorted, changed and coloured by time and the emotional responses triggered by those memories.

For over 30 years, Blacktown City Council has acquired artworks, ranging from community murals to substantial commissioned pieces by established local, national and international artists.

Many of these works have been purchased through the Blacktown City Art Prize and highlight the talents and voices of our local and regional artists. The exhibition promotes the act of collecting art as an important source of civic pride and community inspiration now and for future generations.

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