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Paul Lee: Tambourine Heart

March 24, 2021 - May 22, 2021

A square, black and white photograph of a boy's face with another square of red centered over it, all atop an aluminum screen painted red, against a red background.
In collaboration with Karma, New York, and co-organized with Ellen Langan, Adams and Ollman is pleased to announce a solo exhibition with artist Paul Lee on view at the gallery from April 24 through May 26, 2021. The exhibition, Tambourine Heart, features a new series of collages made from Lee’s distinct index of materials–remnants of hand-dyed towels, canvas splattered with paint or mimicking the circumference of a tambourine, cutouts of photos, and window screens.
Since the late 1990s, Lee’s artistic output has often blurred the distinctions between sculpture, drawing, collage, and painting. Characterized by a palpable presence of the hand, the artist’s ongoing formal experimentation and investigation of materiality returns to the same functional objects rendered into reliquary. Imbuing material experience of the familiar with an undeniable numinousness and wonder, Lee’s formal language bends toward subversive, emotional and poetic ends.


March 24, 2021
May 22, 2021
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