Lawrence Lee to give talk at MAC

On July 11, 2007 at 6:30pm, artist Lawrence Lee will be discussing his latest work in the MAC’s current exhibition “Art & Culture for Seeds.”

Lawrence Lee: Artist Statement:
My recent series of drawings I call “Box Fan”. The term speaks of a perception of self and my personal struggle to see myself as human. I am African American and I have been affected and even infected with what America has told me about myself; and what I say and think about myself. I look into the mirror, the TV, the radio, but mostly the mirror; and sometimes I see the animal-the view through the American lens.

My art speaks of the American dream. Not the house and 2.5 kids but the dream of those who don’t wake up to find who they really are – who they were meant to be. The cool breeze from the box fan blows across their sleeping eyes; where the black faced characters live and yearn. The numbing hum of the fan’s motor lets the sleeping, sleepers lie – where the beasts dwell.

Art making is a process, as is liberation.

Lawrence Lee is represented by the Barry Whistler Gallery.

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary is located at 3120 McKinney Avenue in Dallas, TX.

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