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Frank Lloyd Gallery

Exhibition Detail
New Work
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave., B5B
Santa Monica, CA 90404


July 14th, 2012 - August 18th, 2012
Opening: 
July 14th, 2012 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Dark olive, umber rings, Jennifer LeeJennifer Lee, Dark olive, umber rings,
2012 , stoneware , 11.125 x 8.125 in.
© Courtesy of the Artist and Frank Lloyd Gallery
Pale, flashing speckled trace, tilted, , Jennifer LeeJennifer Lee,
Pale, flashing speckled trace, tilted, ,
2012 , stoneware , 8.375 x 6.625 in.
© Courtesy of the Artist and Frank Lloyd Gallery
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The Frank Lloyd Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Scottish born ceramist Jennifer Lee. Composed of ten elegant and intimate vessels, the show is marked by a feeling of graceful suspension as the works settle lightly into the space. Lee hand-builds her pots, using an arduous method of ceramic construction. This long process heightens her profound sensitivity to her material, and the finished works illustrate her instinctive understanding of form and volume.

Jennifer Lee's pottery is carefully colored with oxides incorporated into the stoneware body of the vessels, so that the interiors and exteriors work together. Referring to her unique pigments, Sir David Attenborough noted: "Because she does not use glaze, her subtle colours and misty shades come not from a veil draped over the pot but from within its very substance, as in the face of a cliff."

Lee's works have frequently been recognized for their kinship with landscape and geological forms. Indeed, Leah Ollman of the Los Angeles Times has written: "Breathtaking in their simplicity, they don't merely illustrate the conditions of nature but elegantly, gracefully manifest them."

This exhibition will be Jennifer Lee's fourth solo show in Los Angeles. Her work is internationally represented in major museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Jennifer Lee was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1956. She lives and works in London.


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