This major retrospective chronicles the fifty-plus year career of the distinguished Pacific Northwest artist Lee Kelly. As an artist and role model to aspiring young artists, Lee Kelly played a significant role in the formation of the Pacific Northwest art scene after World War II. In the course of his distinguished career, Kelly’s work has traversed the genres of gestural abstraction, minimalism, and post-modernism with handsome results in every decade. Throughout his body of work, Kelly’s vocabulary has always retained a core focus on the balance and grace of architectural geometry and a craftsman’s respect and understanding of the materials at hand.
A full-color, illustrated, hardbound book will accompany the exhibition and will feature essays that explore Kelly’s impact on the art of the Northwest, his public art projects, and an appreciation of his craft.
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