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Korean-American artist Timothy Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, but was raised in New York City. His recent exhibition entitled Secretive Skin is an installation of metaphors. His media is intentionally stark white paper that takes on a sculptural quality, which he uses to express the ethnophaulism “gook eyes,” a derogatory ethnic slur that has been around since the 1920s. Reactions to Asian racial politics and stereotypes are a primary focus of his work. “By isolating the eyes from the face,” Lee explains, “I appropriate the stereotype of the “demure and silent” Asian, for confrontational purposes.”

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