Artist Lindy Lee in conversation with John Curtin Gallery Director, Chris Malcolm, discusses her arts practice and in particular the works appearing in this special exhibition.
Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop takes an in-depth look at four decades of extraordinary practice. Influential Australian Chinese artist Lindy Lee explores identity, history, spirituality and our relationship to the cosmos. She creates meditative works using light, shadow and scale across many artforms.
Working across a range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation and public art, Lee draws on her Australian and Chinese heritage to develop works that engage with the history of art, cultural authenticity, personal identity and the cosmos. Key influences are the philosophies of Daoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism, which explore the connections between humanity and nature.
Shimmering, meditative and thought-provoking works in her major survey exhibition draw on her experience of living between two cultures.
Lindy Lee has also created a series of significant public artworks in Australia and internationally, including Secret World of a Starlight Ember (2020), situated outside the MCA Australia on Circular Quay forecourt.