The homegrown artist often blurs the line between the two and three-dimensional with her visually stunning tactile works and her pieces aim to challenge the notion of what constitutes a painting, pushing both the limits of the materials as well as the techniques used in painting.
At STPI, Lee moved away from abstraction and painting to discover print and paper. “This show is about being free” says Tony Godfrey, one of the contributor’s for Lee’s catalogue. “Jane wanted to make work that was different from what she normally did. She has not done anything with paint in the show – and if there is paint, as on the side of the acrylic works, it was applied by someone else.” Lee actively stretched the possibilities of the medium of print and paper by combining unconventional materials to produce dynamic installation works that fully immerse the viewer, as she considers themes of entrapment and freedom, using new visual metaphors such as birds and nature. “I wanted to work around a good narrative. I thought about paper, paper—tree, tree—birds. I’m exploring the idea of freedom and imprisonment using images of birds,” said Lee in an interview.
The exhibition will run from Sunday 17 January until Saturday 5 March 2016.