Ten Years, Part Deux

Yoon Lee’s art is magnificent. It’s like being in space if space were white and the wild-colored star trails were prone to dripping. We first saw her enormous canvases at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, at which time we got to wander the studios and see the work in progress. So when you look at her centrifugal, shiny, hard-plastic color bands and you wonder “How’d she do that?” we can tell you the answer is “It involves some really cool-looking machines.” Lee is part of “Sea Change” Part Two, a retrospective of the host gallery’s past 10 years. Ten years is a long time for any enterprise, but the intense strength of the curators’ eyes and backs have kept the public eyeball on work like Lee’s, even in this not-so-art-friendly era. Other contributors are the also-magnificent Andrew Schoultz, David Hevel (but don’t ask us how he makes that glam faux-taxidermy topiary), Taravat Talepasand, and others including three of the six artists who opened the gallery’s inaugural show back in ’01.
July 16-Aug. 20, 2011

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