Agora Gallery is proud to present Lee Vanderwalker in Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Art Exhibition.
Exhibition Dates: September 9, 2008 through September 30, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Lee Vanderwalker's work may be seen onhttp://www.agora-gallery.com/ArtistInvite/Lee_Vanderwalker.aspx
About Lee Vanderwalker:
The Detroit born artist, Lee Vanderwalker, now lives and breathes the vibrant culture of Belize, calling upon its history and aesthetic as a foundation for her art. The difficult medium of hand-painted silk, combined with her use of rich, smoldering colors, makes the work vibrate. Each culturally driven scene and image tells a story that is at once derived from the region and universal. Her depictions of village and island life, still-life's of flowers and window-framed seas, and dream-like figures, masks, and Mayan symbols, come to life with each fold of silk and each vivid texture. Her work is exotic yet comforting, enticing in the way that traveling is or getting lost in a familiar book. These deceptively simple works spring from the complexity of tradition and weave together the deep roots of artistic history.
In this world of velvety jungles begging to be explored and Caribbean legends hungry to be told, Vanderwalker's paintings allow the viewer to indulge in the distant adventure we all desire.