The exhibition features thirty three limited-edition etching prints from Il Lee’s newest Greenpoint series shown together for the first time. The exhibition follows Lee’s solo exhibition celebrating his career over the past four decades in New York City.
Named after the streets of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, Lee’s Greenpoint series of limited-edition etching prints are evocative of his most recent ballpoint works that depart from his seemingly endless flowing lines. This recent focus on the etching process allows Lee to extend his lexicon of mark-making and through this experimentation and exploration, Lee has recently been altering the character of his well known, form giving, energetically looping line. In works like Franklin, the lines that overlap to create form are straight and of discrete lengths. In other works like Wind, forms flow freely off the edge as if they could continue forever.