Jocelyn Lee’s series ‘The Appearance of Things’ – “ongoing examination of the physical world. Encompassing and fusing still life, portrait and landscape genres, the works depict bodies enmeshed in an ephemeral environment. The female forms are submerged in water or dappled in sunlight, counterpointed with contemporary memento mori of vivid and painterly still lifes of rotting flowers and glistening fruit. Collectively, the works offer a melancholy yet unsentimental reflection on life’s transitions through stages of birth, blossoming and death.” (Huxley Parlour Gallery)
To learn more about the artist’s thoughts behind the series and the process of making it, watch Jocelyn Lee in conversation with Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Catherine Troiano, for the opening of ‘The Appearance of Things’ at Huxley-Parlour Gallery in April 2018.