Saturday, December 01, 2007

Catherine Lee - The Mark Paintings 1977-79 at Galerie Lelong, NYC

A simple mark in graphite or ink on primed canvas or paper set in a grid pattern reflects both the perfection and imperfection of the human hand. A drawn lower Case u mark is repeated loosely held within the lighter shade grid. It is gestural - free flowing within the constraints of lines. Darker in color, the marks at a distance merge into a pattern similar to the texture of the canvas while grommets across the top play into the diagram. An abstract shading appears forming nuances of forms. Maybe this is my eyes and mind involuntarily searching for familiar shapes... The pristine perfection lures you in for closer examination revealing the human hand.

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Galerie Lelong
528 west 26th Street
NY NY 10001