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18 Feb 2011

Lee Wells - Action for Freedom at Rooster Gallery NYC

Lee Wells - Action for Freedom
Rooster Gallery


Opening Reception Thursday February 17, 2011 - 6-9 pm On view: February 17th through March 13 Artist Talk: Sunday March 6, 1-4pm

Alexander Slonevsky
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Rooster Gallery
190 Orchard St
New York, New York 10002

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Rooster Gallery Contemporary Art announces 'Action For Freedom: New Works by Lee Wells', featuring new video action paintings from the 'Soul Series', opening on Thursday February 17, 2011.

Lee Wells (born 1971), offers a complex intermix of images, which engage issues of war, sexuality, freedom and liberation. Deeply rooted in the history of painting and dialogue of the Avant-garde, 'Action For Freedom', presents portraits of humanity as an attempt to create order within the chaos, confusion and wonder of the early 21st century.

Wells' immersive high definition works for 'Video Forest' are currently on view through 2014 at the Kimpo International Airport, Seoul, Korea, and was most recently commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum to write an essay on new video art and the Avant-garde.

His artworks have been exhibited internationally for over 15 years, including the 51st Venice Biennale; PS1/MoMA, New York, NY; and the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia. In addition, other Wells' works are held by the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.; the National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.; U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA.; and Hana Bank, Seoul, Korea.

The catalog, which includes an essay by curator Lara Pan, will be publicly presented on Sunday, March 6, in affiliation with the Lower East Side Business Improvement District and the Armory Arts Week 2011 gallery walk. The artist will be present.

More information on the exhibition can be seen at:


Exhibition Information
Artist: Lee Wells
Reception: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 6 – 8pm
Catalog presentation: Sunday, March 6 2011, 12 – 6pm
Exhibition Dates: February 17 to March 13
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Closed Mondays.
Address: 190 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002