2019 ICP-Bard MFA candidate Eugene Lee’s dual solo exhibition, Splitting as a Daily Practice/Clyde Street Market, on display now through Sunday at the ICP-Bard MFA Studios in Long Island City.
Splitting as a Daily Practice is a multimedia trilogy started in 2017. Beginning with the practice of expanding spatial sensation and exploring the elusiveness of light; intercutting and teleporting situations from the clashes of mundane matters to the avenues of emotional turning point, Lee manifests the question of “What use is art?” onto structures he sampled from daily phenomena. From dawn to dusk, from here and there, Splitting as a Daily Practice offers various synecdoche of everydayness that intertwined all together: as one, and as everything.
Clyde Street Market is a pop-up market that only exists when Lee, the artist, is “not in progress” and POOR (which is a norm)! Curated by Kool Clyde, this second-hand clothing market is situated within the subtle tensions between various types of distribution and the mercurial identities embroidered within clothing.