Ginny’s paintings investigate human vulnerability with tactile exuberance. She quarries the relationship between earth and human spirit with conflicting undertones of tenderness and violence. Despite an overarching sense of agitation, humor regularly pokes in. Her painterly engagement is aggressive and moody, additive and subtractive. She manipulates space as to dissolve the distinction between foreground and background. She also playfully challenges one’s sense of scale, combining puffy obese forms with spindly shrunken elements. Ultimately while visual threads are carried throughout, each painting poses a distinct set of unanswered questions and environmental anxieties.
Lee Lee’s sculptures and paintings explore the interplay of space as well as the notion of macro/micro and makeshift worlds in urban cities. The paper-and-glue collage approach that she used in painting emerged as an overall mentality that she takes to the making of each piece. Her sculptures facilitate the idea of collaging illusionary and actual space with texture, light and objects. She seeks to affect the viewer’s perception of what is beautiful and what is absurd by bringing into focus things that people overlook by transforming incongruous materials, found objects, everyday consumer products and paint, into living entities, each generating its own meaning.