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 cant know what youre seeing until youve stood in front of them a while. Its a process that, once gotten, can make you feel like youre free to do and think and feel whatever you want. Bay Area/Brooklyn painter Yoon Lees 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