FORGED PAINT: CAREFULLY CRAFTED
THE PAINTINGS OF LEE HILL
Fall Gallery Night Opening Reception on Saturday, September 9, from 12-9 p.m.
Local artist and architect Lee Hill will exhibit a body of work that includes paintings from the past three years at Gallery 414 from Saturday, September 9, to Saturday, October 8, 2017. Opening reception will coincide with the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association’s Fall Gallery night from 12 to 9 p.m. September 9.
Working in mostly acrylic mediums, Hill’s paintings are made up of large scale drafted abstractions layered over bold color fields generated by various painting techniques including weathering, spray painting, pouring and staining.
Hill’s work will take over the entire gallery space at Gallery 414 in a solo show Titled “Forged Paint: Carefully Crafted” which alludes to the definition of the word “Forged” as a way to create work through intense focus or great effort. On exhibit will be recent paintings that point to a new direction in the use of color as a result of his recent studio research and visits to New York City.
Hill has described himself as an abstract painter firmly rooted within the neo-modernist movement and influenced by the universal processes involved in designing and building manmade structures across the natural and urban landscapes. His work is defined by both sharp and soft lines that extend from edge to edge on the canvas resulting in a language of mark making that symbolically alludes to man’s interaction with his environment in both historical and contemporary contexts.