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Driven to Abstraction 

Wednesday, Sep 7 2011
Large-scale abstract paintings ask you to do things. They ask you to stand in front of them a while, to see what you see -- because you can’t know what you’re seeing until you’ve stood in front of them a while. It’s a process that, once “gotten,” can make you feel like you’re free to do and think and feel whatever you want. Bay Area/Brooklyn painter Yoon Lee’s enormous panels are perfect proof of the phenomenon. In “Minor Inconveniences,” enter her world of enormous energies bound by centrifugal force — Lee works in laquer-like acrylic on PVC, layering splats, mists, and her signature ferocious ribbon-shapes. Underneath the plasticity is often engineering, in the form of blueprint repros, outlines of intersections, and faintly recognizable airport structures. Stand in front of them a while.
Sept. 8-Oct. 22, 2011

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