Aug 26, 2010

Interview: David Choong Lee

LA's People Map_David Lee.

Thanks to blogger Niki for posting a great impromptu interview as we opened David Choong Lee's recent solo show. Make sure to see this amazing installation before it comes down on September 10th.

Aug 16, 2010

Seen: David Choong Lee Opening Recepion

David Choong Lee's show opened this weekend and it was an unquestioned hit for all that attended. This is a show that is a must see for both the scale and level of detail in the body of work over 4 years in the making.

The preview is now online at and opening photos are on our flickr page.

For a better look drop into the gallery to view in person.

Aug 12, 2010

Shows: David Choong Lee :: Aug. 14th

LeBasse Projects is proud to announce David Choong Lee’s exhibition, ‘Acquiring Signal’ – his first major solo in Los Angeles

‘Acquiring Signal’ will be David Choong Lee’s second major Installation based exhibition. Completely wrapping the gallery walls, Lee’s 500+ piece installation pays homage to street people and the cities they inhabit. A combination of paintings and sculptures, his large scale wall collage will be his most inventive architectural work to date.

Based out of San Francisco’s street art movement, Korean born artist Lee reflects on social conditions within youth culture, urban environments and generation “next,” tapping into both American and Korean visual aesthetics. Sociopolitical and economic issues surrounding homelessness and youth populations are at the heart of Lee’s paintings, which play with the subcultures’ politics of power, judgment and perception. Lee’s on-location assemblages embody concepts that float between his choice of subject matter, material and technique. The graffiti-like amalgamations fold in traditional figurative portraiture and promote public discourse, challenging the notion of what is considered fine art.

David Choong Lee :: Acquiring Signal
LeBasse Projects
Opening: Saturday August 14th, 7-10pm

Aug 4, 2010

Summer News @ LBP

Put August 14th on your calendars as LeBasse Projects will showcase a mammoth installation from SF based David Choong Lee. The exhibition will feature more than 500 pieces from Lee's body of work and will take up the entire gallery space - a first for any artist in our gallery. Lee is coming off his solo exhibition in 2009 at the University of Arizona's Joseph Gross Museum and will be showcasing work from that series along with new paintings from the last year.

Also keep a look out for LBP artists showing across the country. Andrew Hem, Nate Frizzell and Morgan Slade all take part in the Invitational show at Jonathan Levine NY this week. In early September you will see Yoskay Yamamoto and Edwin Ushiro in Seattle at RoqlaRue.

More news soon about upcoming fairs in San Diego and the return to LA by the German duo Herakut...