The underappreciated minimalist exhibits
her “Mark Paintings,” a suite of labor-intensive, calligraphically
meditative works made between 1977 and 1979. Working on unprimed canvas,
she filled strictly ruled grids with repetitive, quasi letter-shaped
marks. Black H- or Z-like squiggles (in ink and acrylic) sit softly
on buff-colored surfaces. Most works are fixed to the wall with nails.
(Some are pierced with grommets for that purpose.) Expressing a painting-as-page-as-tapestry
relationship, the panels marry cerebral and sensual moods; one may
be reminded of Hanne Darboven, Agnes Martin, or Eva Hesse, but Lee
has a touch all her own. Through Jan. 26. (Galerie Lelong, 528 W.
26th St. 212-315-0470.)
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