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Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee & Her Self: Portraits by Kathy Sosa

December 13, 2014 - March 14, 2015

Chile Lillies - Kathy Sosa
Emerald Beach Florida No 35

Gabrielle Wu Lee, Emerald Beach No. 35

Polk Museum of Art is now showing two exhibitions by contemporary female painters whose colorful works were influenced by specific cultures. Both will be on view through March 14.

Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee

The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern traditions and modern Western aesthetics into emotionally charged renderings of the power of nature in transition. To Lee, seasonal change, dusk, dawn, and the rise and fall of the ocean’s tide were all visual signs of cyclical rebirth of our natural environment. The sheer size of her work also emphasizes a sense of sublime meditation. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with Florida State University and Dr. Paul Lee.


Kathy Sosa, Arbol Metallica On My Mind

Kathy Sosa, Arbol Metallica On My Mind

Her Self: Portraits by Kathy Sosa

Inspired by contemporary folk art and the American Southwest, Kathy Sosa’s artistic style is characterized by prismatic color combinations and an emphasis on graphic patterns. Although she creates literal portraits of women from various backgrounds, Sosa also includes her painted interpretations of their cognitive and spiritual existences; she presents painted portraits that portray their thoughts, dreams and aspirations.


December 13, 2014
March 14, 2015
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