Lee Maxey, “Tricky Triangle,” 2022


Olympia presents new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Lee Maxey. Lee’s egg tempera paintings concentrate on familiar domestic spaces, transforming the mundane into queer emblems of a mystical world. The images revel in a spiritual otherness that borders on paranoia. Maxey’s religious upbringing, that she left years ago, primed her to seek meaning in the ordinary rather than the extraordinary; and she uses this impulse to gaze back. Lee paints with egg tempera, an ancient medium that further connects her subject to its long history as a tool of persuasion and beauty.

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