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	Spring 2013 News
Extended through May 25
IL LEE: New Work at Art Projects International


exhibition images 
press release  

One major implication of this almost infinitely stretchable line is that Lee's art is composed by long durations rather than in short, discontinuous passages. This durational aspect of Lee's process is dramatically different from how most paintings are created, even those that seem to fuse into unified lines, shapes or fields. The making of his work is like a kind of dance, and what we view are the accumulated traces of orchestrated and intuitive movements; this is not graphic art but choreographic art. 
– Raphael Rubinstein, from the exhibition catalogue
Through August 25
IL LEE at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
	Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Ridgefield, Connecticut 
exhibition catalogue  

Participating artists: Rita Ackermann, Bill Adams, Alighiero Boetti, Dawn Clements, Russell Crotty, Jan Fabre, Alberto Giacometti, Joanne Greenbaum, Martin Kippenberger, Il Lee, and Toyin Odutola.

Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950," features work by nearly a dozen artists created with the humble ballpoint pen…. Here you have ballpoint masters like Il Lee, whose abstract "BL-120" (2011) uses the pen's minute hatching capabilities, as well as the shininess of its ink, to full effect… 
– Martha Schwendener, The New York Times
full review 
Through July 14
POURAN JINCHI at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
New Blue-and-White
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts 
exhibition website 

Iranian-born artist Pouran Jinchi, in her lovely "Prayer Stones 2," refers back to the Abbasid ceramics crafted in her region in the ninth century. She has painted clay tablets used by Shiite Muslims to rest their foreheads on during prayer. The blue and white lacquer patterns, floral designs, and invocations in Farsi on these small pieces make them gemlike. Jinchi has placed them flat in a concise mandala design, which prompts meditation.   
– Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe
full review 
Through May 16
SEOKMIN KO at Sempio Space
	Two Person Show
Sempio Space
Icheon, Korea
Through May 12
GWENN THOMAS at Bull and Ram
Gwenn Thomas and Sarah Mattes
Bull and Ram
Bushwick, New York

Through June 29
GWENN THOMAS at Julia Stocheck Collection
Number Six: Flaming Creatures 
Julia Stocheck Collection
Düsseldorf, Germany

Participating artists: John Bock, Lizzie Fitch, Birgit Hein, Mike Kelley, Paul McCarthy, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Peaches, Paper Rad, Peaches, Aura Rosenberg, Ed Ruscha, Jack Smith, Gwenn Thomas, Ryan Trecartin.

New Publication Gwenn Thomas
Gwenn Thomas
Published by Edizioni Charta, Milan, 2013

A survey of Gwenn Thomas's work from the late 1970s to the present, this book traces the artist's ongoing exploration of the ever-changing role of photographic reproduction in shaping our contemporary perception of painting.

Text by: David Levi Strauss, Lilly Wei, Edward Leffingwell, Doris von Drathen, Saul Ostrow

Art Projects International
434 Greenwich Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10013	212.343.2599

Art Projects International 
434 Greenwich Street
New York, NY  10013



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