By Mark Jenkins
Many of the show’s diverse impulses come together in Joyce Yu-Jean Lee’s three pieces, which combine painting and video. She inserts herself into a Chinese landscape and projects painted fish onto a 3-D pond. In the two-part “Sleep of Reason: Writing on the Wall,” Lee poses like the man in Goya’s famed etching “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters”; she slips into slumber as a poem swirls onto the screen. In one version, she wears traditional clothing, and the text is in Chinese calligraphy; in the other, she’s in Western attire, and the words have been translated into English. It’s an eloquent portrait of someone who lives in one culture but dreams of another.