Ahree Lee BA ’93 MFA ’02 has an exhibition that opens today and runs through April 30th at the Ely Center in New Haven, CT.
See below for the gallery’s announcement:
Ahree Lee: Program and Pattern
April 2 – April 30, 2023
Weaving Workshop: April 2, 1:30-3pm
Opening Reception: April 2, 3-6pm
Closing Reception: April 30, 1-3pm
Craft and technology are often considered to be two opposing concepts but the root of the word “technology,” techne, means “art” or “craft.” The first computers were derived from the same technology that runs Jacquard weaving looms.
The works in this exhibition highlight female labor in technology, whether in the Bauhaus weaving workshop, the history of women weaving computer memory cores and industrial-scale textiles, or the unpaid domestic labor that undergirds paid economic activity. They reclaim weaving as a computational activity and reframe computing as a craft, bringing technology back to its original meaning.
Ahree Lee is a multi-disciplinary artist working in video, new media, and textiles. Lee received her B.A. from Yale University in English literature and a M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale School of Art. Her commissions include the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the 01SJ Biennial, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and the Sundance Channel. Her honors include an artist residency at Santa Fe Art Institute and a Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Award nomination, and her work has been written about in Hyperallergic, Metropolis, and Fast Company.
Made possible with support from the Josef & Anni Albers Foundation and the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale.
Spring Public Hours
Sundays 12 – 5 pm
Wednesdays 12 – 6 pm
Thursdays 3 – 8 pm
& By Appointment
Photo Credit: Ahree Lee, Timesheet: November 4–10, 2018