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Will Lee

Coniston House (1:3)

19th April - 2nd June 2013


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Coniston House is the third in an series of photographic collages by Will Lee.  The piece initially appears to be a portrait of a squat and grimy building. On closer inspection it reveals itself to be an improbable collage of parts rather than the elevation of a habitable structure, which reduces the façade to its grammar, a minimum of information from which various unfamiliar permutations of the tower could be rebuilt. Mundane and domestic components take on a new significance as they form closer relationships with their surroundings, while attention is drawn to the scale of the dirt and crude construction joints holding the building together - evidence of builders, residents and the passage of 50 years.

Will Lee has been working as an architect in London for 15 years, predominantly in housing. He previously studied at Camberwell College of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture and Westminster University. Previous exhibitions include House Gallery, Camberwell and the Nunhead Open.