Margaret Lee, ‘It Usually Stands Alone (Bananas)’, 2014, Jack Hanley Gallery
Margaret Lee, ‘It Usually Stands Alone (Bananas)’, 2014, Jack Hanley Gallery

Chair: 14.5 x 16.125 x 29.25 inches
Grid: 58 x 72 x 2 inches

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Jack Hanley Gallery

About Margaret Lee

Artist, curator, and dealer Margaret Lee is prolific among interconnected endeavors; she creates her own work, collaborates with other artists, and runs a New York City gallery space. Though thriving on constant collaboration with other artists, in her personal work Lee explores the idea of the readymade object, working by hand to create artwork that strays from mass-production. For example, in hand-painted replicas of potatoes, Lee individually cast the vegetables from single molds, thus preventing the creation of editions. She often assembles her objects in disparate pairs, such as a watermelon and a boot. Lee says her practice was greatly informed by Ed Ruscha's book Babycakes with Weights (1970), wherein he playfully juxtaposed an infant with succeeding pages of various cakes.

American, b. 1980, Bronx, New York, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

The FLAG Art Foundation, 
New York, USA,
Cynthia Daignault: There is Nothing I could Say That I Haven't Thought Before
Lisa Cooley, 
New York,

Fair History on Artsy

Jack Hanley Gallery at Frieze London