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Lee Kelly | Maquettes
New work
October 6 - November 19, 2011
First Thursday Reception: October 6, 6 - 8 pm
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Lee Kelly has been a prominent member of the Portland art community for over 50 years. A frequent traveler, his work is often influenced by his experiences in Mexico, Tibet, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, and many other locations. Best known for his monumental public sculptures, Maquettes provides an exciting glimpse into Kelly’s process. The gallery will be exhibiting several of his small bronze and Cor-ten studies, some of which have been or will be made into large-scale works. A pair of these larger pieces will also be on view in the gallery, giving some insight into the ways Kelly formally conceptualizes his work, and how those ideas are translated into an architectural scale.

Born in 1932 in McCall, Idaho, Lee Kelly began his artistic life as a painter, and in 1959 graduated from the Museum Art School at the Portland Art Museum, now known as the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Kelly’s long and prestigious career, and prolific nature have resulted in a significant body of work which can be seen in public and private collections throughout the country, including at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, Stanford University in California, New Orleans Art Museum in Louisiana, Seattle Art Museum in Washington and the City of Sapporo in Japan. As one of the most recognized artists in the Northwest, his modernist sculptures are a central focus at regional institutions such as Reed College, Marylhurst University, Oregon State University, Catlin Gabel School, the Oregon Health and Sciences University, and the Washington Park Rose Garden. Kelly has been exhibiting at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery since the early 1980s. In 2010 he was the subject of a major career retrospective at the Portland Art Museum.


Exhibition Images

Nepal II
Nepal II
Corten steel
94 x 48 x 38 inches

 
 
Study for a Large Sculpture _1
Study for a Large Sculpture #1
mild steel
20.5 x 34 x 12 inches

 
 
Study for Henry Ford at Delphi
Study for Henry Ford at Delphi
bronze
7.25 x 5 x 3.75 inches

 
 
Study for Nepal II
Study for Nepal II
bronze
8 x 4.5 x 3 inches

 
 
Study for Nepal I
Study for Nepal I
bronze
6.5 x 4 x 3 inches

 
 
Study for a Large Sculpture _6
Study for a Large Sculpture #6
mild steel
13.5 x 18.5 x 17 inches

 
 
Study for a Large Sculpture _5
Study for a Large Sculpture #5
mild steel
14 x 26 x 12 inches

 
 
Study for a Large Sculpture _4
Study for a Large Sculpture #4
mild steel
36 x 16 x 8 inches

 
 
Study for a Large Sculpture _3
Study for a Large Sculpture #3
mild steel
19.5 x 9.5 x 6 inches

 
 
Study for a Large Sculpture _2
Study for a Large Sculpture #2
mild steel
24 x 24 x 6.25 inches

 
 

 
 

 

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