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In this painting, the artist maps out individual flowering plant species up close and larger-than-life through her intimate perspective. Delicate yet perennial, the wildflowers depicted in Lee's paintings represent both the transience of existence and an enduring sense of renewal. Meanwhile, her recurring spiral image is a potent and enduring symbol found frequently in the natural world and art history, with its earliest known depictions in petroglyphs from the Neolithic period. These superimposed, winding snakes embody time's cyclical patterns, such as day becoming night, the changing seasons, and the interconnectedness of life, death, and rebirth.
Unframed
Available until 3:00 PM, May 31, 2024.

① Artwork:

Cure

In this painting, the artist maps out individual flowering plant species up close and larger-than-life through her intimate perspective. Delicate yet perennial, the wildflowers depicted in Lee's paintings represent both the transience of existence and an enduring sense of renewal. Meanwhile, her recurring spiral image is a potent and enduring symbol found frequently in the natural world and art history, with its earliest known depictions in petroglyphs from the Neolithic period. These superimposed, winding snakes embody time's cyclical patterns, such as day becoming night, the changing seasons, and the interconnectedness of life, death, and rebirth.

Delaney Lee's practice reflects on the balance between impermanence and nature's cyclical forces by employing a repeated motif of a spiraling snake amid insects and wildflowers native to California. Sumptuously rendered in oil paint and pastel, her subjects radiate with life, detail, and vibrant color. Her paintings speak to invisible forces and the sheer power of nature yet also evoke a sense of caution and an urgency to protect this precarious balance.

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18 inches
20 inches

③ Artist:

Delaney Lee

Delaney Lee’s practice reflects on nature’s cyclical forces, the impermanence of existence, and the interconnectedness of life and death in our environment. Employing the repeated motif of a spiraling snake amid insects and wildflowers native to California, her subjects radiate with life, detail, and vibrant color. Sumptuously rendered in oil paint and pastel, Lee’s paintings speak to the invisible forces and sheer power of nature (evident in even the most tranquil scenes) yet evoke a sense of caution and urgency to protect this precarious balance.

Delaney Lee was born in 1992 in Los Angeles, CA, and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA (2014).

Lee has mounted solo exhibitions at SITUATIONS in New York City, NY; i5 at UFO Gallery in Berkeley, CA; and Votive at Sunday in Los Angeles, CA.

Her work has been included in group exhibitions at O’Flaherty’s in New York City, NY; Martha’s Contemporary in Austin, TX; Bass & Reiner in San Francisco, CA; and Good Mother Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; and others.

Delaney Lee:
Cure, 2024
Oil on canvas
20.0 × 18.0 inches /