Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Florida Everglades is one of the most extensive and complex wetlands on our planet. It has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance. It is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states.
Bringing her unique meditative approach to this subject, Lee captured a sense of stillness in the constantly moving. Her photography is imbued with elemental vastness and wonder. Using a multilayered process that integrates elements of painting, Lee’s photographs exude a materiality not often found in photography.
Lee does not want to be regarded as a photographer, at least not one who makes documents of a specific time and place, such as a photojournalist or a professional portrait photographer. Her own thoughts and feelings at the time of exposing the negative are more critical to the picture than describing the scene before the camera. She keeps enough realistic detail to anchor her pictures in life, but her printing process is akin to painting. Her hands, rather than machine, sensitized this application. Contemplation about the needs of each specific piece guides her decisions. (Anne Wikes Tucker, Museum of Fine Arts Houston).
Beautifully printed on lush uncoated Japanese paper, Everglades is limited to 2,000 copies presented in a green cloth slipcase.
Lee’s photographs of the Florida Everglades were originally made as part of a group exhibition “Imaging Eden” at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach in 2015. She was recently the subject of a major retrospective of her work at the prestigious Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland.