Timothy Hyunsoo Lee's meticulous drawings and paintings are informed by biological, psychological, and emotional references. Using watercolor and gouache, he builds fractal-like compositions that resemble psychedelic honeycombs, cellular structures, and other repetitious networks. Informed by his studies in neuroscience and his abandoned dream of attending medical school, Lee uses his art as a means to explore his own psychological state. Similar to Yayoi Kusama with her dot paintings, he channels his own anxieties and neuroses into detailed artworks that he describes as a "cartography of his psychopathology".
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.