Details:

In this artwork, a mountain range with sand dunes at the base of black hills is the backdrop for an hourglass. This series of paintings is based on reference images from museum and library collections. Inspired by gouache paintings from illuminated manuscripts, they look like they could be from another world—far in the past or future. They share similarities to tarot or oracle cards that depict intimate views of an imaginary cosmogenesis.
Unframed
Signed on verso
Available until 12:00 PM, Sep 27, 2023.

① Artwork:

Sands of Time

In this artwork, a mountain range with sand dunes at the base of black hills is the backdrop for an hourglass. This series of paintings is based on reference images from museum and library collections. Inspired by gouache paintings from illuminated manuscripts, they look like they could be from another world—far in the past or future. They share similarities to tarot or oracle cards that depict intimate views of an imaginary cosmogenesis.

For the last eight years, Lee Hunter has been working on a world-building project called Cosmogenesis, which takes the form of a photo, sculpture, video, found object, textile, work-on-paper, and text archive. The narrative of these records comes approximately 200 years in the future and follows a group of people who have learned to travel to parallel dimensions through their cultural ephemera.

Specs:

6 inches
9 inches

③ Artist:

Lee Hunter

Lee Hunter is a visual artist focused on our relationship to nature and how we think about nature. For the last eight years, Hunter has worked on a world-building project called Cosmogenesis, which takes the form of a photo, sculpture, video, found object, textile, work-on-paper, and text archive. The narrative of these records comes approximately 200 years in the future and follows a group of people who have learned to travel to parallel dimensions through their cultural ephemera. The final form of this durational project will be an encyclopedic coffee table book documenting the artist’s research, writing, exhibitions, and programming.

Lee Hunter was born in 1978 in Charleston, SC, and lives in Champagne, IL. Hunter earned their MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA (2012) and their BS in Arts & Letters from Portland State University in Portland, OR (2003).

Hunter has mounted solo or two-person exhibitions at Mother Gallery in Beacon, NY (2022); the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, WI (2022); Doppelgänger Projects in Queens, NY (2018); and Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, PA (2015) among others.

They have been featured in group exhibitions such as In With The Old - P.A.D. Retrospective at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY, the Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley in Amsterdam, NY, and the Terrain Biennial in Springfield, Illinois (2022-21); Please Clap at Project Art Distribution (P.A.D) in New York City, NY (2020); Art of Sight, Sense of Feeling at The Franklin, Chicago, IL (2017); and the Endless Biennial at the 20/20 Gallery through the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City, NY (2016).

Hunter has been an artist-in-residence at the John Michael Kohler Art Center ExAIR program in Sheboygan, WI (2022); Palazzo Monti in Brescia, Italy (2019); Illinois State University in Normal, IL (2018); and the I-Park Foundation Artist in Residence in Haddam, CT (2013).

Lee Hunter:
Sands of Time, 2023
Gouache and paper
9.0 × 6.0 inches /