ACTION FOR FREEDOM: NEW WORKS BY LEE WELLS
Reception: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6 – 8pm
Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art announces “Action For Freedom, New Works by Lee Wells”, featuring new video action paintings from the “Soul Series”, opening on Thursday February 17, 2011.
"Veiled Woman #1"
Oil on Canvas
...The catalog will include an essay by the curator Lara Pan and will be released publicly at an event where Wells will be discussing the exhibition on March 6th, at the gallery from 12-6pm.
Lee Wells (born 1971), offers a complex juxtaposition of images which engage issues of war, sexuality, freedom and liberation. Deeply rooted in the history of painting and dialogue of the Avant-garde, “Action For Freedom”, presents portraits of humanity as an attempt to create order within the chaos, confusion and wonder of the early 21st century.
"Soul Series #3"
Oil and Acrylic on Panel
with Video and LED Screen
Wells juxtaposes two distinct bodies of work in the upper and lower galleries at Rooster, which together discuss the cultural implosion of the global spectacle on the collective psyche in the super modern era.
Wells’ immersive high definition works for “Video Forest” are currently on view through 2014 at the Kimpo International Airport, Seoul, Korea, and was most recently commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum to write an essay on new video art and the Avant-garde.
"The Pirate Flag"
His artworks have been exhibited internationally for over 15 years, including the 51st Venice Biennale; PS1/MoMA, New York, NY; and the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. In addition, other Wells’ works are held by the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.; the National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.; U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA.; Hana Bank, Seoul, Korea, and numerous private collections.
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