‘Ceasefire’
Pryce Lee

Pryce Lee, 'Doctors Call' detail, 2015.
September 2015

This new and highly anticipated body of work sees Pryce Lee explore the meaning of ceasefire, the culturally charged term after which the show is named.

Both in its appeal by politicians and in its definition, ceasefire has become an ambiguous and often murky term. With this new installation Lee thrusts the question of its meaning centre stage by invoking icons of peace and war to explore the intent and meaning of a word that has become increasingly part of political parlance while its outcomes have become less clear.

With doves, bullets, shattered glass and brass, Pryce Lee’s ‘Ceasefire’ is an intense installation of elegant chaos and as a viewer you’re caught right in the middle.

Pryce Lee (1975) lives and works between New York, US and Birmingham, UK. His work explores the space that exists between real events, social commentary and personal experience.

In working with a variety of techniques and media he focuses on both individual pieces as well as large-scale installations that examine the complicated relationships between beauty, violence, life and death.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 1.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 1.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 2.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 2.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 3.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 3.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 4.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 4.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 5.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 5.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 6.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 6.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 7.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 7.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 8.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 8.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 9.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 9.

Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 10.
Pryce Lee, 'Ceasefire' installation view 10.