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For her series of Mark Paintings (1977—1979), Catherine Lee used ink and acrylic paint to apply large grids onto unstretched, unprimed canvas. She then repeatedly inscribed calligraphic markings within each unit of the grid, contrasting the starkness of the minimal, linear composition with the artist’s organic, hand drawn forms. This painting contains subtle contradictions between the rigid, spare grid and the fluidity of the repeated markings as well as the flexibility of the loose canvas.
(Galerie Lelong, New York, New York); IMA.