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Sun-Me and Scott Draves, Lee

Able Fine Art NY Gallery
511 West 25th Street, Suite 507, 212-675-3057
November 17 - December 10, 2011
Reception: Thursday, November 17, 6 - 8 PM
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Scott Draves is a visual and software artist based in New York City. His time-based art is created by writing software that runs an internet distributed supercomputer consisting of 450,000 computers and people. Each image is a form of artificial life, with its own genome of thousands of numbers that define how it looks and moves.

Relating the proliferation in nature to the proliferation of technology and its outputs, the semi-organic imagery in Drave’s technological works change continuously; relentlessly moving, splitting, combining, growing, multiplying, mutating, and evolving. Scott Draves makes the unfathomable vastness of permutations, combinations, and possibilities tangible to our visual senses.

Korean artist, Lee, Sun-Me, Lee creates different images and forms using spectacle lens and applying light on them. Her sculptural structures emanate light that casts constellations of shadow drawings onto the space.

Focusing on people’s “sights,” Lee uses the lenses of eye glasses and sun glasses as the main material in her numerous lighting fixtures. By collecting used glasses with scratches and marks, the works hint at the presence of their former owners. Lee also considers the archetypal shadow, the alienation of man through use of shadow, their proverbial “view” eclipsed and therefore assumed inexistent. She also considers the array of different light refractions created by each interchangeable lens as a kind of model for variation in human perception.

Scott Draves received a PhD from Carnegie Mellon and an undergraduate background from Brown’s storied computer graphics group. He has received international prizes, including Prix Ars Electronica, Japan ACA Media Arts Festival, VIDA 2.0, Lumen_Ex Digital Art Award and was a FILE Prix Lux finalist. He has earned museum and curator recognition in New York City and around the world through exhibitions, including in Moscow and TEDx in Hungary.

Lee, Sun-Me received her B.F.A. in Metalwork & Jewelry in 2003 at the Seoul National University of Science and Technology, and her M.F.A. in 2006 at the Kookmin University of Seoul. She has exhibited her art in several solo shows throughout Korea, namely in Gyeonggi-do, at the UV House (Heyri) and Alternative Space Noon in 2008, as well as Seoul in 2009 at the Chohyung Gallery. Her works have also been included in several group exhibitions, such as the 2010 Hwaseong cultural festival at the Hwaseong temporary palace and the Expanding Su-won Arts of Tomorrow at the Suwon Art Museum, as well as the Able Fine Art Gallery in New York. In 2010 she received the grand prize from the Eco-environmental sculpture competition at the Songchu Art Valley.
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