Paul Lee – Design for Walls, Screen, Curtains, and Other Security Blankets

September 29 – Dec 1

Galerie Fotoland

The Evergreen State College

Location: 1st Floor Library Lobby




Gallerie Fotoland is proud to present Paul Lee’s alluring and haunting designs in his series Designs for Walls, Screen, Curtains, and Other Security Devices. The events depicted are from crimes around the country, some high profile and some minor.

In Lee’s words: “Do security cameras and other safety imaging devices make us feel more secure? Are their detailed and time-stamped freeze frame images faithful witnesses to the aftermath of violent events? This series of digital collages are inspired by images of violence captured on security cameras. As the security cameras attempt to reveal the hidden identity of the perpetrators, their ubiquity also mask the fear that we all have come to accept in our daily lives.”



Paul Lee’s is a professor at the University of Tennessee School of Art. He teaches classes in digital and film photography. His work has been included in group and solo exhibitions galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, San Antonio, Nashville, Singapore and Vladivostok, Russia. Professor Lee was the recipient of many grants and awards, including a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Research Fellowship to China and two Rockefeller Foundation Travel Grants.  He also received artist residencies from the New York State Council on the Arts, The Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia and the Universidade de São José in Macau.


Galerie Fotoland is located on the 1st floor lobby of the Daniel J. Evans Library

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW

Olympia, WA 98505