Tim Lee: Remakes, Variations (1741-2049)

Curated by: Reid Shier

Presentation House Gallery is pleased to present Remakes, Variations (1741-2049), an exhibition of new works by Vancouver artist Tim Lee. Thematically oriented around the premise of remaking artworks that, likewise, are remakes themselves, the exhibition features twin bodies of work that both replicate and re-imagine seminal moments in slapstick comedy and classical music. With sources that range from Johann Sebastian Bach to Glenn Gould, and Peter Sellers to Steve Martin, Lee suggestively interpolates himself with the history of his subjects by loosely reconstructing specific works associated with their creators; and, in so doing, maps out an extended timeline that travels from the historical past to the imagined future.

A full colour catalogue, co-published by PHG and Illingworth Kerr Gallery, the first to document Lee’s practice, accompanies the exhibition and include texts by Jörg Heiser, Jens Hoffmann, Monika Szewczyk and Michael Turner.

Gallery Press Release
PHG Touring Exhibition

Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB - Oct. 16 - Dec. 13, 2008

Tim Lee, Remakes and Variations exhibition publication
Tim Lee, Remakes and Variations exhibition publication
Tim Lee, Untitled (The Pink Panther, 2049), 2007, Series of 3 C-prints, 96 x 72 in. each Courtesy the artist, Cohan & Leslie, New York and Lisson Gallery, London
Tim Lee, Untitled (The Pink Panther, 2049), 2007, Series of 3 C-prints, 96 x 72 in. each Courtesy the artist, Cohan & Leslie, New York and Lisson Gallery, London
remakes variations, lee, Gallery invitation
Gallery invitation

Tim Lee: Remakes And Variations (1741-2092)

The 2007 solo exhibition of Tim Lee's work was thematically oriented around the premise of remaking artworks that, likewise, are remakes themselves. The exhibition featured twin bodies of work that both replicate and re-imagine seminal moments in slapstick comedy and classical music. With sources that ranged from Johann Sebastian Bach to Glenn Gould, and Peter Sellers to Steve Martin, Lee suggestively interpolates himself with the history of his subjects by loosely reconstructing specific works associated with their creators; and, in so doing, maps out an extended timeline that travels from the historical past to the imagined future. Curated by Gallery Director Reid Shier. Essays by Jörg Heiser, Jens Hoffman, Tim Lee, Monika Szewczyk and Michael Turner.  The exhibition toured to the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary.

Catalogue Design by Teel Studio. Printed by DL & Associates, Canada

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