'Maiden Voyage' JeeYoung Lee at Now Gallery

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We're back with our next Art Thursday feature! NOW Gallery’s 2022 Art Commission Korean artist JeeYoung Lee has crafted a beautiful territory inspired by memories, dreams, emotions, and her personal experience. JeeYoung Lee re-defines her psychological landscape and thoughts into this environment.

For this weeks #ArtThursday installment, the Stööki Craft Makers headed to the private view at Now Gallery on a sunny June evening and treated to a Live Performance and DJ set by Berlin based musician JOPLYN.

This created environment holds space for JeeYoung reminisce about the past and imagines the future through themes of travel and nature. It is a landscape of her mind which invites audiences to become a part of her world.

"JeeYoung hopes that these origami objects, the boat, planes and swans floating in a Gingko leaf sea, will trigger thoughts, memories and give an opportunity for people to harness their own memories and rediscover their own stories. This is not an installation which requires you to understand the artist’s intention, it is a moment to revisit your own experience, find a resonance within the work and relive a moment that was special."

- Now Gallery


Spend time in the exhibition to contemplate your first memory. Write it down on a piece of origami paper and fold into a swan to add to the collection which will grow during the exhibition. Her everyday objects she hopes will act as a key to hidden memories. 


JeeYoung Lee gained her BFA in visual communication design from Hongik university and MFA in photography from Hongik Graduate University, Seoul, Korea. She has created installations in major institutions all around the world, from San Francisco to Australia via Spain and Singapore. Her collaborations included a diverse range of companies from Samsung to Hermes.


We were treated to an amazing Live Performance and DJ set by Berlin based musician JOPLYN !


Be sure to check out Maiden Voyage at Now Gallery! the Exhibition runs until 25 Sep 2022.

Now Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Soames Walk, London SE10 0SQ

NOW Gallery will donate 10p to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust for each origami swan folded during the exhibition run.