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Lee Wells, Actions for Freedom: New Work

Rooster Gallery
190 Orchard Street, between Houston and Stanton, 212-230-1370
East Village / Lower East Side
February 17 - March 13, 2011
Reception: Thursday, February 17, 6 - 8 PM
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Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art announces “Action For Freedom: New Works by Lee Wells”, featuring new video action paintings from the “Soul Series”, opening on Thursday February 17, 2011.

Lee Wells (born 1971), offers a complex intermix of images, which engage issues of war, sexuality, freedom and liberation. Deeply rooted in the history of painting and dialogue of the Avant-garde, “Action For Freedom”, presents portraits of humanity as an attempt to create order within the chaos, confusion and wonder of the early 21st century.

Wells’ immersive high definition works for “Video Forest” are currently on view through 2014 at the Kimpo International Airport, Seoul, Korea, and was most recently commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum to write an essay on new video art and the Avant-garde.

His artworks have been exhibited internationally for over 15 years, including the 51st Venice Biennale; PS1/MoMA, New York, NY; and the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. In addition, other Wells’ works are held by the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.; the National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.; U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA.; and Hana Bank, Seoul, Korea.

The catalog, which includes an essay by curator Lara Pan, will be publicly presented on Sunday, March 6, in affiliation with the Lower East Side Business Improvement District and the Armory Arts Week 2011 gallery walk. The artist will be present.
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