On the Brink II, 2014-15

Arlington Arts Center blog, “Fall SOLOS: Meet the Artists, Part 1: Joyce Yu-Jean Lee,” October 6, 2014 

Water Wisdom: Miracle Workers focuses on the potency/impotency of advertising. Ambitious and elusive promises of beauty, comfort, and convenience swirl away, pointing to the relentlessness of text-based media today and questioning its impact in a disposable consumer culture.

In Uneasy Peace: Mr. Technology is Your Friend, translucent white words hover quietly in the corner like a virtual cloud, laden with timely news that crowds our mental space. Current social, political, and economic headlines are hand-cut and animated from newspapers and industry journals. A play on print versus virtual media, this work inundates viewers’ physical space with ever-present, accessible and seemingly important information.