As the American son of Korean immigrants, Steven Young Lee bears witness to the fact that identity is not simply inherited, but also built. This idea is translated into ceramic pots that comment on the intersection of history and identity. Lee’s deconstructivist pots, exemplified in “Korean American Artifact,” quote ancient East Asian shapes and decoration, and are fragmentary in form, similar to materials found in archaeological digs. However, Lee simultaneously references the contemporary experience of place and belonging through his choice of iconography, rendering the American flag.
Please note this work is currently a part of the Objects: USA exhibition at R & Company. As such, the work will need to remain on view for the duration of the exhibition and will be available for shipment in September. The piece ships from New York, NY, directly from the seller. Shipping and tax (except eligible FL tax) will be charged separately.
Steven Young Lee
Porcelain, cobalt and copper slip, and glaze.
14" (L) x 13" (W) x 6" (H) / 35.6cm (L) x 33cm (W) x 15.2cm (H)