Jim Lee makes paintings that operate with one foot in the realm of sculpture. His pieces are always executed with a conscious offhandedness that puts the emphasis on materiality, and he often installs the work so that it interacts in quirky ways with the characteristics of specific spaces. In some sense perpetuating the legacy of Palermo, and early Tuttle, Lee's works possess and exude a quiet awareness, and a sly charm that pulls the viewer into their casual nuances. The total effect and presence of each work is often startling, and quite elegant given the sum of the raw materials and diminutive scale.
Jim will be speaking at Marywood University as part of the Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Monday April 7 at 3:30. The talk is free and open to the public. For more info email me.