Aurelia Gallery’s opening exhibit will feature a number of series in Mr. Lee’s portfolio, showcasing the artist’s exploration of human emotions and attempts to capture human connections, while venturing into greater social conditions with such work as his “Resistance Series,” featuring Mono Prints depicting several colorful variations of the Dakota Indian, The Black Man, The Muslim Woman, The Asian Man, and The Pussy Hat. Other works such as the “Limbo Series,” incorporate musical motives into his prints expressing rhythm, scale, phases, and tones through proportion and color.
Mr. Lee has been printing with linoleum cut, soft point, monotype technique for the last 30 years. Most recently he has integrated sheet magnets into his printing process.
Mr. Lee’s work has been exhibited previously in several galleries, including the Arc Gallery, Marine Society of Artists, Pacific Art League, Telegraph Hill Gallery, and the Graphic Arts Workshop gallery. His works are in the Kala institute Consignment Collection. Mr. Lee studied art and design at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Massachusetts College of Art for his BFA, and he attended the Yale University School of Art for his MFA. He is the founder and creative director of Square Two Design, a graphic design firm in San Francisco.
“I have spent the better part of four decades creating and curating art, and I have known and worked with so many amazing creative professionals. As we come out of one of the most difficult years this planet has experienced, I am excited and hopeful to share with the Santa Fe art community the wonderful works of Mr. Eddie Lee, and I am very happy to have Eddie by my side to open Aurelia Gallery,” says gallery owner Marius Mureșanu. “My goal is to offer patrons and artists alike the creative experience of a true art salon.”