Kira Lee. Legends and Lyrics

2 — 15 Feb 2017 at ACA Galleries in New York, United States

12 FEBRUARY 2017
Kira Lee, John Lennon (NYC), 2016. Courtesy of ACA Galleries
Kira Lee, John Lennon (NYC), 2016. Courtesy of ACA Galleries

ACA Galleries presents Kira Lee's first solo exhibition in New York, Legends & Lyrics, on view from the 2nd to the 15 of February 2017. The exhibition features over thirty new portraits of Rock & Roll's most notable icons including: Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Jerry Garcia, and The Beatles. Lee’s unique typographic style uses detailed penmanship to produce curiously realistic renditions using the lyrics of their unforgettable songs.

It is not a concept I came up with overnight. The process of creating texture and grey scale from typography has been and still is evolving…. Using theories to outline horn-rimmed glasses; song lyrics twisted and turned into locks of hair; heart-aching poems carved into crow’s feet; culture-defining philosophies stitched into a silk robe- Kira Lee

Kira Lee was born in Los Angeles and attended The Art Institute of California in San Diego from 2007 to 2009. Her art has been included in exhibitions in London, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and San Diego.