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PROJECTS

NORTHPARK CENTER INSTALLATION
”EVERYDAY PEOPLE” 2022

Everyday People displays a balance between abstraction and color. Facial features in Lee’s portraits represent elements of Blackness to be celebrated and valued. The artist's paintings highlight lips, noses, and ears in artificial colors—an ode to pop art, becoming what Lee refers to as afro-pop. By celebrating and reclaiming skin color, facial characteristics, and the Black body as a valued presence, his practice challenges racially charged depictions of the Black figure throughout art history.

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KENDALL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
“GEORGE FLOYD MURAL PROJECT” 2020

 

This mural project aimed to bring awareness to the social and historical experiences of African Americans in light of the unrest in downtown Grand Rapids and global protests in response to police brutality and systemic racism. Each panel visually captures the political climate and treatment of marginalized communities with an element of satire. The imagery raises questions concerning race relations, examines inequalities stemming from systemic policies, and challenges the institutions that benefit and perpetuate current racial conditions.  

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