…” Lee’s Volumes is simultaneously bold and subtle and endlessly fascinating. She has taken familiar objects and used them in a new way to create something totally unique. By doing this, Lee beckons viewers to revisit the familiar and reacquaint themselves with it. The result is an entirely new relationship, this is the epitome of the aesthetic experience.." Paul Janes Brown Review of Solo Exhibition VOLUMES
Spiral Slice & Book Mark Slice
In the Collection of Charles Perrin, NYC
My 2001 Volumes series developed as a continuation of earlier processes and themes in my work. Water was used to transform books so that the dyes of the book fore-edges would bleed and the pages swell and warp into curled striations; a prevailing theme of “page bleed” and metaphor that runs throughout my work. The books were then dried, with much of the content scraped and sanded off, wound around themselves in continuous layers, and screwed together with fore edges presented upended to create visceral forms with new meaning. These early circular forms hint at the material and visual connection between books and the wood/trees from which they emanated
IN THE ALLAN CHASANOFF BOOK ART COLLECTION, YALE ART GALLERY.
The Hole Gallery, New York
Inside-Out Slice from Volumes on view in Summer Reading at the Hole
The First Cut 2015
Transformed Harvard Loeb Translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
The Metamorphoses is Ovid’s epic poem about “bodies which have been transformed into shapes of different kinds.” With motifs of violence, punishment, reward, pathos, and lost speech dwelling within this classic tale, Ovid writes about human feelings in the face of the awful and the tender, the terrifying and beautiful, the violent and loving… This commissioned work draws upon my Volumes Series from 2001 and the reticulated components of my Inked Series started back in 2007.