Katherine Lee: Animal Violence and Topless Women Eating Jam

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — Eight Modern is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Katherine Lee: Animal Violence and Topless Women Eating Jam.Lee’s second solo show at Eight Modern, following last year’s exhibition of her “Brazil Series” paintings, reflects a significant change in the work of the versatile 25-year-old artist. The 31 drawings that comprise Animal Violence and Topless Women Eating Jam represent a significant departure from her painted works, not only in medium and style…More 

Katherine Lee, a 2008 bachelor of fine arts graduate of the College of Santa Fe, says she has no “messages” to send through her art – but she is full of ideas.  Her latest group of notions, 31 drawings in pencil and other media, opens in a solo show at Eight Modern today, intriguingly titled “Animal Violence and Topless Women Eating Jam.”  It’s a change of media for Lee, whose paintings from her “Brazil Series” headlined a show at the same gallery last summer.  “She’s always…More 

Katherine Lee's second solo show at Eight Modern, following last year's exhibition of her "Brazil Series" paintings, reflects a significant change in the work of the versatile 25-year-old artist. The 31 drawings that comprise Animal Violence and Topless Women Eating Jam represent a significant departure from her painted works, not only in medium and style but in subject matter as well. The studied mastery of her craft, the freshness of approach and the iconoclastic attitude towards artistic…More 

My thoughts on Katherine Lee: She’s gifted and she knows it. She’s all of 25, perceives herself to be three times that age, but could pass for 17 (although a tough 17). She has a babyish face, but her carriage, attitude, demeanor and personal are all assertive, surly, irreverent, and glib—ways of being that probably set in during early childhood in Iowa (where she grew up with an older sister, a twin brother, a father employed in emergency management, and underwriter mother), amid so many…More