The Appearance of Things represents nearly ten years of work by photographer Jocelyn Lee and encompasses still life, portrait and landscape photographs, as well as many images that fuse these genres. This mingling is partly what the work is about: creating a shift in perspective where a body (portrait) becomes a landscape, a still life becomes a portrait, and a landscape becomes a body. Throughout her work, Jocelyn Lee poignantly captures beauty and humanity’s fragile nature. Her images of the natural and constructed world explore the sensuality and materiality of the environments against which life’s events continually unfold. A Jocelyn Lee photograph… is true to the mysteries of our lives… What is this flesh, anyway?! Are we “spirits” “in” bodies? We are bodies – something unexplained, unknown, and kept secret. We are reminded here that our bodies are nothing to be proud of, or ashamed of… Jocelyn Lee welcomes us to contemplate the secrets hidden in plain sight. — Sharon Olds The Appearance of Things explores how we are enmeshed in an embodied and ephemeral world. All life, including our human form and being, passes through stages of birth, […]
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