And so Master Po asks Grasshopper (the young Kwai Chang Caine) to ponder the true meaning of chinoiserie…
by Larry Lee
wood in black red rub finish and metal bracket ties, dimensions variable, 2005
About the Artist
Larry Lee is a multimedia artist, independent curator and writer who earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he also teaches Art History, Theory and Criticism. His practice includes sculpture, video, installation and painting that “remakes” his personal history in specific and the Asian American experience in general into stylized multimedia objects and images he facetiously terms “orientalia”. His work has been exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center, Gallery 400 and Evanston Arts Center as well as in galleries in New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Cleveland and Glasgow, Scotland.