Dionne Lee:
A Use for Rope or String

January 29 – February 1, 2020
Thursday – Saturday, dusk to 11pm
UVP Everson, Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY

Related Events

Dionne Lee: Trap and Lean-to
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk
Thursday, January 30, 5–7pm
Light Work, Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery
316 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY

Light Work’s Urban Video Project is pleased to present a special short exhibition of work by multimedia artist Dionne Lee in conjunction with her solo exhibition, Trap and Lean-to at Light Work’s Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery.

Dionne Lee’s piece titled, A Use for Rope or String engages ideas of power, agency, the fragility and resilience of land, and racial histories, her work considers the complications and dual legacies that exist within representations of the American landscape. The exhibition will be on view at UVP’s outdoor architectural projection venue on the facade of the Everson Museum of Art January 29 – February 1, 2020

About the Work

A Use for Rope or String

dir. Dionne Lee

2016 | 8.17 min

About the Filmmaker

Dionne Lee, born in New York City and based in Oakland, received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2017. Her work has been exhibited at Aperture Foundation and the school of the International Center of Photography in New York City; and throughout the Bay Area including Aggregate Space, LAND AND SEA, Interface, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. In 2016 Dionne was awarded the Barclay Simpson Award and a Graduate Fellowship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. In 2019 she was an artist in residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock and a finalist for the SFMoMa SECA and San Francisco Artadia awards. She was Art Forum magazine’s Critic’s Pick in 2017 and 2019 and currently teaches photography at Stanford University and San Francisco Art Institute. More info: dionneleestudio.com

This will be the first exhibition in UVP’s 2019-20 programming year titled, Wayward Bodies, featuring works by artists who explore the entanglement of the body, space, and power.


This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.