Sally O. Lee- Reflections
July 29 – August 21, 2014
Reception: Thursday, July 31, 4 - 6 p.m.
Sally O. Lee, Essex Field, 2004, Oil on canvas
Sally O. Lee, White Beach Marsh, 2006, Oil on canvas
Sally O. Lee, Row of Trees, 2006, Oil on canvas
Sally O. Lee, Lemons in Blue Bowl, 2004, Oil on canvas
Sally O. Lee, Peaches, 2006, Oil on canvas
Sally O. Lee, Paisley, 2013, Oil on canvas
Sally O. Lee, Girl on Pink, 2010, Oil on canvas
Montserrat College of Art is excited to present Reflections, a solo exhibition of North Shore painter and illustrator, Sally O. Lee. The work showcases the artist’s diverse breadth of subject matter ranging from landscape, figure and abstract paintings to watercolor illustrations. Reflections demonstrates Lee’s genuine affection for traditional subjects and her joy of exploring the imaginary.
The artist explores subject matter that can be interpreted both on a personal and familiar level. For example, Lee’s "Essex Marsh" series can be read as both a place of personal significance, meaningful to the artist and as a recognizable New England wetland for any audience to connect with. Lee projects liveliness in each work, choosing subject matter and color that delight. Lee writes, "My paintings are about form, space, joy, light and freedom of expression. I work with the figure, objects, landscapes and abstraction to produce paintings that reflect my vision and nature's integrity."
Reflections also displays nine illustrations from the pages of some of Lee’s praised children’s books. She continues, "My children's books are an extension of my work as a painter. Writing is a new addition for me, and I am enjoying it very much. Creating illustrations is a perfect way to continue my painting in a new direction and a nice way to complement my writing.” To date, Lee has written and illustrated more than twenty children’s books.
Sally O. Lee lives and works in Massachusetts. She earned her BA in Studio Art and Art History from Colby College and went on to study graphic design and painting at The Art Institute of Boston and The New York Studio School. She has had several shows of her work and received an art grant from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology to conceive and create a series of paintings resulting in the 2002 exhibition, A Journey Into Abstraction. She has had illustrations published in Worldlink Magazine and IEEE Magazine among others. Lee has won The Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, The Family Choice Award, and The Reviewer's Choice award.
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