Jim Lee "THE DEEP INSIDE"

Installation view with Untitled (Double Center Line Construction), 2010, acrylic on wood with wire and glue, 14. 75 x 11.75 in. (upper left) and Show Some Horns, 2010, oil enamel on linen with wood, 9 x 14.5 x 2 in. (lower right). Image courtesy of the gallery.

MOTUS FORT has moved to a new space, not too far from their old location in Higashi Kanda. Their inaugural show is Tokyo debut of a Brooklyn based artist Jim Lee whose work is described by Jeffrey Chiedo as “painting hybrids that reflect [Lee’s] quirky brand of humor an present themselves as abstract solutions that slip in and out of recognition.” Indeed, the works on view seem to function as hermetic objects as well as some sort of meta-commentary on objecthood. Lee’s brand of punk Constructivism sits well in the new MOTUS FORT; his art does not look “displayed,” instead, becoming a part of the gallery.

Installation view with A Space Between, 2010, acrylic on wood with graphite and oil enamel, 8 x 16 x 4.5 in. Image courtesy of the gallery.

The show will be on through October 16th.

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