Jaehyo Lee is a prominent contemporary Korean sculptor who has been exhibiting internationally since 1996. The artist works in natural materials and steel to build sculpture that emphasizes those materials’ essential natures and complex textures. He frequently works in raw wood, creating clean geometric forms, but he also crafts works from charred wood and nails, emphasizing the beauty of the burnt wood and the polished metal. He graduated from Hong-IK University in 1992, and was the winner of the Hankook Ilbo Young Artists Award in 1997, the Osaka Triennial Award in 1998, and many other exhibition prizes. His work is included in the collections of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, the Osaka Contemporary Art Center in Osaka, Japan, as well as other collections in the Far East.
Above: Photograph of the 2011 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
The artist works in natural materials and steel to build sculpture that emphasizes those materials’ essential natures and complex textures.
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, in cooperation with Cynthia Reeves Gallery, New York.
Support for this exhibition was provided by The James W. Wilson, Jr. and Wynona W. Wilson Foundation with additional support provided by the Alabama State Council on the Arts, MAX Credit Union, and Dawn and Adam Schloss.