© Miki Lee

Forget Me Not, 2008
oil on canvas, 57" x 57"

Miki Lee
New Abstraction

Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery is pleased to announce Miki Lee's fourth solo exhibition of new abstract paintings. Ms. Lee continues her exhaustive exploration into pure geometric abstraction. As in her previous bodies of work, each oil painting has deftly hand-rendered hard-edged bands of colorful concentric patterns. Through a cacophony of vivid color and chaotic compositions, she harmonizes seemingly disparate elements into sanguine images of vitality and verve.

Unlike her previous bodies of work where all the of paintings were untitled, this body of work has titles of, "My Sincere Apology", "A Poet's Dream," or "Forget Me Not". The artist states, "The titles came to me during the creative process of defining color and composition. And, served as a constant reminder through out the developmental process." The titles allude to a personal narrative to otherwise non-objective arrangements. These personal snippets, of the artist's emotional framework, heighten the paintings self-reflective properties by allowing the viewer to compare their own emotive interpretations to those suggested by the painter.

Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery has represented Ms. Lee since 2001. Ms. Lee received her MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1997 and BFA from the University of Illinois. She currently resides in New York City. Recent accomplishments included her participation in New York Contemporary Artists, Hangaram Museum/Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea.

Exhibition: April 18 - May 17, 2008
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11 am - 6 pm

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