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Jung Hwa Lee & Max Rain  Apart of the City

June 15th - July 13th

Opening reception: 

Saturday, June 15th 6-9pm


Sabina Lee Gallery is pleased to 
present Apart of the City, a joint 
exhibition featuring Jung Hwa Lee and 
Max Rain.


Max Rain is fascinated by Los Angeles in 

its ability to seamlessly blend contrasting 

aspects of its cultural environment. Rain 

reaches outwards into the daily life of the 

city in order to capture fragments of the 

cosmopolitan story. With broken shards of 

sidewalk from Hollywood Blvd lining the 

sides of his thick ceramic works, Rain uses 

the material presence of the city to platform 

its ephemeral tableaus.

Max Rain 2013

Jung Hwa Lee 2013

Falling behind in a fast paced environment 

can become a whirlwind of increasing 

isolation. For Jung Hwa Lee, the 

overwhelming social bearings of Los Angeles incite hermetic versions of the city. Lee blends idealizations with insecurities to build Los Angeles as it exists in her own personal space. Thus the city is experienced through a dream of its escape. Lee positions porcelain sculptures before flat images as conflicting, intertwined realities.


Feeling as though they are both a part of and apart from the city of Los Angeles, Jung 

Hwa Lee and Max Rain explore splitting the 

difference in Apart of the City.



Max Rain received his BFA from San Jose State University in 2007 and his MFA from UCLA in 2011.  Rain has exhibited in the US and Ireland. Jung Hwa Lee received her BFA/MFA from Hongik University in Korea and in 2011 received an additional MFA from UCLA. Lee has exhibited widely in the US, Korea and Japan.




 Sabina Lee Gallery is located at 971 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA, 90012.

For further inquiries please contact the gallery at (213) 620-9404


Sabina Lee Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 11-6pm