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Stephanie Lee's Art of Everyday Joy

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the opening of artist (and friend) Stephanie S. Lee's new show, "Roar," at the Piermont Flywheel Gallery in Piermont, NY, on the west bank of the Hudson River, just south of the Tappan Zee Bridge.




contemporary ideas. Indeed, "Roar" vibrates with the presence of big-eyed tigers, house cats, dragons and other creatures. She also touches on themes of motherhood, car keys, and desktops (real desks, not computers) with a touch of both the everyday and the fantastical. I found it all approachable and observant, and marked by painstaking attention to artistic technique. Her website summarizes her outlook aptly:
My humble wish is for you to seize a tiny sparkly moment out of endlessly chaotic everyday life routines to be grateful for and for that moment of gratitude to be accompanied with my paintings. Stephanie's artist statement on the Flywheel site describes the cultural drivers of her artwork:
Dejected to see the Korea…