Lot 26 - Jennifer J. Lee - Pumpkins
Lot 26 - Jennifer J. Lee - Pumpkins

Lot 26 - Jennifer J. Lee - Pumpkins



A6 (10x15cm)

Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust

Curated by Art on a Postcard



Jennifer J. Lee (b.1977) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Jennifer Lee paints depictions of found photography often sourced from internet forums and online shopping sites. Her work is startlingly photo realistic, rendered in an intimate scale that invests familiar objects with a psychological depth. Lee portrays photographs with a sharp self-awareness, painting on thick jute burlap that degrades the mechanical process of photography while perversely simulating it. Lee, a semiotician in a visual sense, chooses her subjects for their availability as collective symbolic objects and deploys them in sequences that produce a kind of quasi syntactical language, hinting at meaning but ultimately resolving themselves into an intuitive poetry. Despite their visual swiftness, these paintings are painstakingly constructed in an effort to pull an image apart and then rebuild it. The slowness and transgression of this process is reminiscent of Warhol's early silent films as well as Vija Celmin's meditative renderings. 




MFA Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA 


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, USA 


BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA 


Solo Shows 


Square Dance, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, USA 


Drop Ceiling, The Sunday Painter, London, UK 

Planet Caravan, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, USA 


Wallflowers, Chateau Shatto, Los Angeles, USA 


Group Shows 


About Painting II, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Rome, Italy 

Small Fixations, Fondazione ICA Milano, Milan, Italy 

Ecosystems of Relations, Super Dakota, Brussels, Belgium 


Particularities, Museum X, Beijing, China  

Halcyon and On and On, Franz Kaka Gallery, Toronto, Canada 

La Mer imaginaire, Foundation Carmignac, Villa Carmignac, Porquerolles, France 

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