Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

February 9 - April 21, 2018


Performance: "Bursting!" by artist Hayoon-Jay Lee

Saturday, March 09 2013
4:30 am - 5:00 am

Korean-American artist Hayoon Jay Lee presents 'Bursting!', a participatory and site-specific performance that marks the closing of No Longer Empty's exhibition 'How Much Do I Owe You?'.  

Using rice as her main material, Lee's work represents the dualism presented in the global economic crises and that is mirrored in her life as an immigrant - feelings of freedom and isolation, abundance and shortage, cycles of hope and hopelessness. “ Shifting Landscape” addresses human endurance and strength that, like the work itself, can be an illusion. The extensive landscape of rice glows with its under armature of light, yet each element of this field is formed by a single grain tentatively holding onto its place in the larger macrocosmic setting. 

On Saturday March 9th, the artist will stage a three part performance in the exhibition space.  Through a combination of music, movement, and interaction with visitors, Lee will explore these contrasts, and invite the audience to be a part of they physical and spiritual sustenance of her work. 



Hayoon Jay Lee was born in Daegu, South Korea. She received her BFA and MFA degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She has received many awards, including a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. Jay has participated in residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA), the Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture Space (Utica, NY), and the Beijing Studio Center in Beijing, China. She was one of two people selected as inaugural resident artists at the Dapu International Art Center in Daqing, China (Summer 2011).  She just returned from a residency as a visiting international artist at the Gwangju Museum of Art in South Korea. Lee has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Currently, she lives and works in New York City.

Photo by Young Tae Kim.

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When: 4:00pm Saturday, March 9

Where: 29-27 41st Avenue, Queens

Subway: Queens Plaza M, E, R

Queensboro Plaza N, Q and 7


Made possible with support from

RSVP Related Exhibition:  How Much Do I Owe You?

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