Submitted by The Evergreen State College

Galerie Fotoland’s latest exhibition is a collection of digital designs that transform security-surveillance footage into stylized patterns. The events depicted are from crimes around the world, some high profile and some minor.

In Lee’s words: “Do security cameras and other safety imaging devices make us feel more secure? Are their detailed and time-stamped freeze frame images faithful witnesses to the aftermath of violent events? This series of digital collages are inspired by images of violence captured on security cameras. As the security cameras attempt to reveal the hidden identity of the perpetrators, their ubiquity also mask the fear that we all have come to accept in our daily lives.”

Paul Lee’s is a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Art. He teaches classes in digital and film photography. His work has been included in group and solo exhibitions galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, San Antonio, Nashville, Singapore and Vladivostok, Russia. Professor Lee was the recipient of many grants and awards, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship to China and two Rockefeller Foundation Travel Grants. He also received artist residencies from the New York State Council on the Arts, The Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia and the Universidade de São José in Macau.

The exhibit will be on display now through December 1, 2017. Galerie Fotoland is located on the 1st floor lobby of the Daniel J. Evans Library
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Hours:
Monday to Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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