Art Image of the Week - Nikki S. Lee
So.. have you ever had a romantic breakup so terrible, so intense, so devastating.. that you just wished you could erase all parts of your memory that you ever even knew the
asshole person? Or how about rewriting your own personal history, and just cutting out "The EX" from every picture.
She has had several creative projects before where she's done an updated version of an "Asian Cindy Sherman.." dressing herself up in numerous modern situations..
But in Parts, Nikki has explored the complex emotional aspects of relationships, and the isolation, pain and insecurity of
fucking breakups. If you've never seen the work, here's a detailed review by e-flux of the 2005 show at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO. Yes.. there's actually a good museum in MO!!
But, there's just something about many of these cut in half, edited images my heart crys out to. To see more from this project.. check out the Leslie Tonkonow Gallery Website.
Of course, she's put together an entire collection of these images to create a new book, and hopefully she's found a new boy friend!
So what do you think of this image? And the work of Nikki S.Lee?
Maybe a "cut" above the rest? LUV ha.. or Hate ha?