This is a one-person exhibit of large abstract paintings created by artist Lee Hill. The paintings are process driven and incorporate the mark making of elements placed, poured or sprayed on the canvas combined with a thoughtful hard-edged application of drafted and painted geometric patterns. The result is a thought exploration of how we make our marks on the landscape in both contemporary and historical contexts.
The title of the exhibition, 'Love Removal Machine', refers to something that brightens our experiences in ways that are intended to distract us from real love.
Lee Hill is an abstract painter and architect living in Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in the heart of the West Texas oil patch in Midland. As both an architect and artist working in a busy architecture firm focused on modern design, it's natural for my painting work to explore abstract principles. The statement that "abstraction is the house style of modernism", is very close to how much of contemporary art and architecture meet at this fertile crossroads of creativity.