Irene Lyla Lee
Irene Lyla Lee is a writer, publisher and educator dedicated to storytelling and the places where land and imagination meet. Irene's writing has appeared in Visitant, The Rumpus, the Brooklyn Rail and more. She is founder of the small press, ilylali, and co-founder of Oreades Press with Rachel TonThat and Boar Hair Books with Debo Mouloudji. She organizes with the Brooklyn Women's Writing Group. Irene holds an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute. She is teaching herself to dance on unceded Lenapehoking, Brooklyn, NY.
Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Foreigners SongBy Irene Lyla Lee
An expanse of dark is splattered with white. A figure walks beneath, turning back, as if momentarily, to wave. His reflection is held in a puddle at his feet; above him are large flowers and a vague map. The white spots are not stars, yet they guide us toward the concept of a night sky. C.G. Jung inferred that archetypes exist within each one of us. Our starry nights glimmer with ancient cosmic formations that can be understood, and as they are, we begin to discover our place among them. This painting is titled The Travelers Dream (2022).
Susan Bee: Apocalypses, Fables, and Reveries: New PaintingsBy Irene Lyla Lee
Apocalypses, Fables, and Reveries: New Paintings, is Susan Bees tenth solo exhibit at A.I.R. Gallery, where she has long been a member of the legendary co-op. The show features pieces created between 20202023, when the apocalypse became all too vivid in a collective imagination that was enduring the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arthur Dove: Sensations of LightBy Irene Lyla Lee
It is rare to witness a lifetime of dedication, a slow-burning desire that lasts decades. Arthur Doves meticulous study of the natural world lasted his entire life, resulting in less a material perfection than a gestural divine. This month, Alexandre Gallery is featuring Arthur Dove: Sensations of Light, a survey exhibition.
George Rickey: Monumental Sculpture on Park AvenueBy Irene Lyla Lee
A total of 12 sculptures soar some 30 feet over Park Avenue and the High Line on the Kasmin Gallery roof. They swoop in the garden medians between iconic modernist and delicate contemporary architecture. When they catch the light, they become silver linings: more ideas than objects.