Through July 24, 2021, Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles presents Black & Blue, Lee's second solo show with the gallery. As noted in his instinct to understand the rhythms of the urban landscape, the centerpiece of the exhibition is the show's title work, as the gallery notes, a "painting that focuses on our collective witness to the horrific murder of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020." (the work can be seen above.) Alongside a collection of canvas works that feature LEE famed tag, "bombed paintings" as they are referenced, there is a temperature of the times we live in. Politically themed, and noticing that the streets are once again full of graffiti from coast to to coast, a legend once again is taking note and is capturing a moment in time.
Lee Quiñones lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and is represented by Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.