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Beau Bree Rhee – Les Parages – November 16th – December 7
November 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - December 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeremy Dennis – Lead of Ma’s House
Ma’s House Announces: “Beau Bree Rhee – Les Parages”
Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, 159 Old Point Road (follow yellow signs), Southampton, NY 11968
Free Public Reception: November 16th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm with refreshments
Shinnecock, NY – Ma’s House is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by October and November resident artist Beau Bree Rhee. The exhibit will run from November 16th – December 16th, 2021 with an opening reception Tuesday, November 16th from 5 – 7 p.m. The exhibition will feature works inspired by Shinnecock’s coastline using local soils and seashells as a pigment. The artist is inspired by the indigenous ecology of this land that has never been surrendered. Les Parages is themed around the power of this land, and aims to honor its inherent sublimity as well as its resilience to colonialism and future potentialities. Parages has multiple meanings: in French the word can mean ‘shoreline’ or a ‘general spatial vicinity around a site’ (dans les parages) while in English it means an ‘equality of condition or dignity’. In the artist’s work, elements like soil or shells are considered as precious biomaterials, fundamental forces to sustaining life.
Beau Bree Rhee is a visual artist & choreographer based in New York. Her work is based in drawing, dance and ecology. She is interested in creating relationships between body-space, the senses, and the environment. Her work primarily takes the forms of drawing and performance, but additionally scents, installations, text/poems and scores.
As an artist who experiences synesthesia and who grew up trilingual/tricultural (Korean-English-French), she is invested in multi-modal work & collaborations spanning cosmology, philosophy, environmental/ecological science, performance, visual art.
She has shown her work recently at KW Institute for Contemporary Art/Berlin Biennale; The Kitchen NY; Bard Graduate Center Gallery NY; Kaaitheater Bruxelles; Baryshnikov Arts Center NY; MoMA/PS1 NY; among others. Her work is held in several private collections as well as in the MoMA Library & Research Collection. She is a passionate educator and has been teaching fine art & sustainability courses at Parsons School of Design since 2017. In 2021, she received a grant award from the Tishman Environment & Design Center to begin her long-term land art project. She is an amateur gardener and swimmer.
B.A. Columbia University, Barnard College cum laude 2008
M.F.A. University of Art & Design Geneva – Haute école d’art et de design de Genève 2012
Gallery hours are 11:00 am – 8 pm by appointment
For additional information or for an appointment with the artist, please contact Jeremy Dennis, 631.566.0486