+15 WINDOW EXHIBITION
APRIL – MAY, 2001
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2001 AT 8 PM
LOCATION – CALGARY CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
225, 8th Avenue S.E, CALGARY, ALBERTA
For HAIR PIE Lee will be constructing a picnic scene with a blanket, lush green grass, blue skies, and flowers, etc. Central to the installation will be a pie, a hair pie. As a vulgar slang term, Lee had been unaware of its crude connotations until recently. This piece will explore the notions we hold of pie, home baking, and happy, naïve domestic conceptions. These ideas will be compared and foiled with the ideas we hold of hair, uncleanliness, and hair pie itself. The contradictions presented will enable the viewer to examine their own conceptions of family, home, vulgarity, and revolt.
Lee has concentrated on themes of home and domestication in her previous works. She is interested in the way we perceive the spaces of domesticity, and as well, acts of women’s work, and the stereotypes inherent in these roles.
JANE LEE is a graduate of the Emily Carr Instituted of Art and Design, and has collaborated with the Ladies’ Afternoon Art Society of Vancouver. She has exhibited recently with Lovely Ornaments, a solo exhibit at the SKOL Gallery in Montreal, and Self Help, a group exhibition at Toronto’s Mercer Union Artist-Run Gallery.