Disambiguation, Please

January 29th - March 13th 2016

Artist Reception: Friday January 29th 6-9pm

Artist Talk: Sunday March 13th 12-1pm

Melanie Flood Projects presents Disambiguation, Please, an exhibition by Seattle based artist Rob Rhee. This is his first solo exhibition in Portland. 

Delving deeply into Rhee's long term project The Occupations of Uninhabited Space-gourds formed by welded syteel structures and chance-this exhibition explores their relationship to a photographic series of sculptural interventions that have been developing in parallel. In both bodies of work chance operations and material juxtapositions create a tension between blending and differentiation, synthesis and deconstruction.

Rob Rhee is a Seattle based artist, writer, and a professor at Cornish College of the Arts. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including White Columns in NY, the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul, the Changwon 2010 Biennale, and the Ferdinand Van Dieten Gallery in the Netherlands. He has served as the Arts Editor for the Columbia Journal and will serve as a Contributing Editor for the forthcoming journal Heck. He has forthcoming essays in the next issue of Arcade, La Norda Especial, as well as two solo exhibitions in Fall 2015. He holds a BA in Art from Yale University and an MFA in Sculpture/New Genres from Columbia University.