Blurring the boundaries between the organic and inorganic, Spontaneous Generation refers to an alchemical belief that living organisms could suddenly emerge from non-living materials. Liam Lee’s (b. 1993) work draws inspiration from this breakdown in difference; differences between interior and exterior, the man-made and the natural world. Created painstakingly from hand-dyed and needle-felted wool, his furniture and tapestries slide between form and function. His work frequently references microbes, fungi, flowers, and seeds, as well as the bio-morphic abstraction of Surrealism and mid-century modern design. Spontaneous Generation will be Lee’s first solo museum exhibition encompassing all aspects of his multi-disciplinary approach to art and design, including furniture, tapestries, ceramics, and works on paper.
Spontaneous Generation: The Work of Liam Lee
Little Gallery July 28 - November 12