FEATURED ARTIST: Margaret Lee’s deceptively realistic sculptures are, to use the artist’s term, “handmade readymades.” Lee works as both an artist and a curator, her frequent collaborations with other artists toe the line between both roles, raising questions about authorship and the structure of the art market. Lee recently exhibited an installation at MoMA PS1 in New Pictures of Common Objects and will show work in the upcoming Lyon Biennial. She founded the artist-run space 179 Canal in 2009 and is currently a partner in the gallery 47 Canal. Lee was recently selected by Beatrix Ruf and Peter Eleey as the recipient of the 2012 Artadia NADA prize and was named one of Modern Painter’s 24 artists to watch in 2013.
Margaret Lee, Installation view, Waiting for ####, November 12-December 10, 2011, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Hanley Gallery. Photography credit Joerg Lohse.
closer to right than wrong/
closer to wrong than right
opening Wednesday February 12th
February 12- March 9, 2014
In finding the balance between one’s true desires and realizable good taste - displays of self control can take you very far. Inspiration can be found in the unexpected so keep an open mind. Don’t be afraid to borrow and steal as long as you make it your own.
Closer to right than wrong / closer to wrong than right… Either way, this one is for me but also for you.
Written by Lynn Furge, Senior Fashion Editor @DDDmagazine
Opposite ends of festival and no time to loose I ran through both NADA and Pulse today. What struck me the most is how NADA is so inviting open (the only non-for-profit and therefore free fair) with gallerists willing to answer any questions even to those who aren’t known collectors.