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Using both digital and analog methods of constructing compositions, Tonya D. Lee creates digital paintings from scans of brushstrokes, fields and marks made on polyester film. The scans are digitally collaged to create compositions that exist both as a work in and of themselves, as well as a foundation for traditional painting. Lee’s imagery explores the ephemeral and sublime qualities of nature. Often becoming “of” an environment instead of “about”. Deeply rooted in the historical painting aesthetics of Les Nabis and Post-Impressionism, Lee’s work allows form and color to negotiate an existence as object and subject while exploring the aesthetic oppositions of rigidity and gesture.

- Parlor Gallery

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