For Gallery Directors and Museum Curators
If you are looking for an engaging exhibition that can be customized to suit your specific venue needs, Lee respectfully offers the following choices. All of which are available with adjustable inventory tailored to fit any size space. The photos at the bottom of the page are from Exhibition #4 Lee Musgrave: On A Tangent at the Cafritz Gallery, Sitar Arts Center, Washington DC.
Exhibition #1… Techspressionism / Painting With Pixels
Celestial Vortex 13 (left), is an example of the world-wide art movement known as Techspressionism … which like Surrealism, Dadism and many other contemporary art movements is as varied as the artists that create it, but at its heart is the use of computer based technology. Techspressionists use a computer to create an image or to alter one from their studio files. At that juncture, they may select to share it via social media, store it as a NFT or have an archival pigment print made of it. The print may be on paper, canvas, plastic or aluminum. It can be done as a single print or in an edition. The objects for each print in this exhibition were photographed on Lee Musgrave’s studio worktable then he creatively altered each one in his computer. Techspressionism / Painting With Pixels consists of 16″x20″ framed, original limited edition, archival pigment prints on paper from three or more unique Series. There are several Series available to select from. Each Series includes a few documentary photographs of the original objects to compare to the final abstractions which makes for an engaging, universally appealing exhibition especially since almost everyone has a computer. The exhibition also includes a text panel discussing Techspressionism as well as one for each Series. Lee Musgrave is available to assist with installation and for an artist led walk/talk through the exhibition as well as a how to create Techspressionism workshop. There is no rental fee to book the exhibition.
Exhibition #2… What Is Real: Abstract Landscape Photography Today
Un-staged and recorded in-camera, these ‘found’ images are gestures in patience as Lee Musgrave waited for nature to produce what he describes as precious gems… gems with the inherent qualities found in contemporary abstraction… images that exude a sense of wonder and mystery, complemented by the essence of nature’s elemental poetry. Except for minor modifications in contrast the only computer processes applied to the photographs is the occasional clone stamp cleaning of small light reflections and distractive spots. Upon close viewing, visitors to the exhibition are amazed to discover these engaging images consists of mud, sand, pebbles, rocks, plant debris, snow, ice and/or clouds.. completely orchestrated by nature.
The subjects in these photographs were all found on the land adjacent to Lee’s studio. The exhibit can feature photographs from a single Series or a select few from several different Series’. There are over 50 individual Series’ to select images from. Most photo’s are 16″x20″ with a few larger sizes available if space permits. The exhibition also includes text panels about our relationship to nature in this new century, the uniqueness of each Series’ and some thoughts about contemporary approaches to abstract nature photography. Additional texts and images available for this exhibition can be found in the Photography section of this website.
Exhibition #3… 21st Century Abstract Still Life Photography
This exhibition consists of staged abstract sill-life images created and photographed on Lee Musgrave’s studio work table. Dozens of these exciting images can be seen on the Photography page listed above; on Instagram (leemusgrave_art); and on www.lensculture.com/lee_musgrave. The exhibition includes many of Musgrave’s award winning photographs and a text panel for each Series. Sizes vary. The exhibition is geared toward serious devotees of contemporary art.
Exhibition #4… Lee Musgrave / On A Tangent
(photos taken at Calfritz Gallery, Sitar Arts Center, Washington D.C.)
Entrance Text Panel: Lee Musgrave is an avid hiker, when he returns to his studio, his sojourns into nature are converted into allegorical images that explore the edges of environmental concerns and philosophical longing. Often, while working on a painting (like Slip Sliden’ #3) an aspect of it sparks his imagination and sends him off onto a tangent line of exploration. Having points in common with the initial painting, the works he creates in the tangent line enlarges the concept of the initial painting and goes on to embrace a broader range of thoughts and feelings. Featured in many solo and group exhibitions, Lee Musgrave has been honored with a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He lives in White Salmon, Washington.
This painting, Slip Sliden’ Series #3, is the initial image that inspired Lee to create the addition prints concerned with environmental issues related to cutting down old growth forest. The tangent line of 29” x 21” (framed) photo-based archival pigment prints reflect on his thoughts about soil erosion and the transitory aspects of nature. The total number of prints exhibited would be determined by the available space. Each print has been hand finished with colored pencil. There are 7 paintings and over 20 prints to select from.
SPECIAL NOTES: These 4 exhibitions include additional written material that can be used in brochures or for educational and promotional purposes. All of the work is framed and wired for easy installation. Plus Lee would be happy to assist with installation and be available for a gallery walk, lecture, and/or workshop. There is no rental fee for any of the exhibitions. Please don’t hesitate to contact Lee should you wish further information or to view additional images.