Odessa is pleased to present their final exhibition of 2018, ‘Saving Lions by Killing Them’ | Works by Sammy Lee and Eriko Tsogo at Collective SML | k in Denver, Colorado. The show will open with a public reception on Saturday, November 03, 2018, from 6-10pm, and will be on view from November 03, 2018, - November 29, 2018.
In Saving Lions by Killing Them, Sammy Lee and Eriko Tsogo come together for a powerful examination on home, the freedom in leaving, and the consequences of time.
In this exhibition the artists use sculpture, drawing, and mixed media to balance the primal desire for safety with the spiritual longing for detachment; renegotiating identity and the self through cycles of displacement and preservation. Ghosts, shells and memories, that are here and not here, serve as a reminder that the time to move has passed.
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Sammy Lee is an interdisciplinary artist and a founder of Collective SML |k (small k) in Denver, Colorado. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Southern California at the age of sixteen. By
thirty-two years old of age she had moved twenty-six times spanning four different countries. She studied fine art and media art at UCLA and architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Eriko Tsogo is a Mongolian American visual artist and filmmaker born on the steppes of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Eriko grew up in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of 8. She is an alumni of Denver School of the Arts (2008), having attained her B.F.A (2012) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. She is based in Denver and mindscape Mongolia but lives bi-coastally in the US.