While whimsical because it calls to mind the idiom “a picture is worth a thousand words,” it is also evocative of Agnes’ work not only in a literal sense, but also colloquial since so many of her works are expressions of feelings or memories that she is trying to convey visually to elicit a very personal reaction from the viewer. Similarly, tradition Chinese paintings carry so many connotations via symbolism and color, that there is always more to be said about them than just what meets the eye.
Agnes Lee: One Thousand Words is on view in The Carol Shen Gallery,
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Friday, May 13.
Read Dr. Lee’s biography and artist’s statement here.
Book a visit to the gallery here.