Gallery talk by Helen Lee
February 27, 12:30 PM to 1:10 PM | Pleasant T. Rowland Gallery
Assistant professor Helen Lee (Art, School of Education), presents a gallery talk on her piece Cloud Sentence.
Cloud Sentence / 2020
Cloud Sentence strings together fragmented views of the sky across the upper portion of the 10 window bays along the pedestrian bridge of the museum, which literally links the historic and contemporary museum buildings and the UW campus to the broader Madison community. Lee’s work activates this transitional space in unexpected ways by the placement of a group of hand-tinted mirrors that reflect images of the sky down to the viewer’s eye and acts as an invitation for people to raise their gaze upwards.
About the Artist
Helen Lee is an artist, designer, educator, and glassblower. She holds an MFA in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BSAD in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also received the inaugural Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Art in 2013; the Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award in 2014; and the Gold Award in the 2016 Bullseye Emerge exhibition. Her work is in the collections of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, and Toyama City Institute of Glass Art.