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Lee Wells, New Works : Action for Freedom at Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art


Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art
190 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Reception: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: February 17 to March 13

Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art announces “Action For Freedom, New Works by Lee Wells”, featuring new video action paintings from the “Soul Series".

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.

The catalog will include an essay by the curator Lara Pan and forward by Alex Slonevsky & André Escarameia.

Wells will be discussing the exhibition on March 6th during the Armory Show 2011, at the gallery from 12-4pm.

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.; Hana Bank, Seoul, Korea, and numerous private collections.

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