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Sunyoung Lee – Artisanal: House by the Painter

Presented by Art Works Downtown and 2nd Friday Art Walk at Art Works Downtown, San Rafael CA

Aug 12 2022
Sep 30 2022
Sunyoung Lee – Artisanal: House by the Painter

"Narrative Frame For House In Crete," Sunyoung Lee, digital 3D modeling, rendering and oil painting, 11" x 17"

Solo exhibition by 2021–2022 Max Thelen Studio Resident Artist

Opening Reception/2nd Friday Art Walk:
* August 12, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

2nd Reception/2nd Friday Art Walk:
* September 9, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Exhibition Dates:
* August 12–September 30


Founders’ Gallery

Over the last two years, I have designed funky, narrative, gestural spaces through my lens as a painter. The spaces likely do not create a functioning architecture as they are only built inside my small laptop but they participate in a radical sensitivity to experience.

My recent studies in the realm of architecture gave rise to a love of the tactility of painting pigments as well as established a re-valuation of the handcrafted tectonics that can evoke basic human emotion.

House by the Painter is a painterly space having both computer-aided complexity and artisanal materiality such as the tactile canvas walls made of different shapes and the concrete filigree.

The installation eliminates the fixed categories of painting and architecture, gallery and private space, and creator and visitor. People in this synoptic architectural space converge in their dialogic engagements. Everyone is the protagonist of the ever-changing story and leaves their own artistic trace in this space.
– Sunyoung Lee


Sunyoung Lee is the 2021–2022 Max Thelen Studio Resident Artist. The Fenwick Foundation generously funds the program in commemoration of Max Thelen Jr. The residency aims to support emerging artists by providing free studio space, exhibition opportunity, and exposure to the public for one year.


Free admission

Contact: (415) 451-8119

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Additional time info:

Opening Reception/2nd Friday Art Walk:  August 12, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

2nd Reception/2nd Friday Art Walk:  September 9, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Public Hours:  Thursday–Saturday, 1:00 – 8:00 pm


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