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Votive / Adam Lee
Bib ID 7756737
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Lee, Adam, 1979- artist
Printer Lithuania : Printed by KOPA
Description Melbourne, Australia : Published by Perimeter Editions, [2017] 
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 9780995358690

Perimeter editions ; 030


“A votive is an object or offering put forward in the consecration of a vow. Often taking the form of a candle, it is left without the expectation of return or recovery. In simple terms, it is an expression and evocation of faith. It is no sleight of hand that Adam Lee chose Votive as the title of this book, the first major publication made in collaboration with the Australian artist. In a career spanning more than a decade, Lee’s painting practice has found its bearings amidst this ever-complicated, rich and loaded terrain of faith. But as this book – which spans three major exhibitions in Toronto, Melbourne and London respectively – articulates to such a degree, Lee’s works resist their very footings. For every conceptual underpinning his paintings embrace, they never fail to challenge or defy. Neither encyclopaedic nor exhaustive in its scope, Votive instead offers a succinct vantage on this increasingly rich and multifaceted painterly language.” —Publisher’s website.

Full contents
  • Of a great & mighty shadow (1-26)
  • Lament asunder (all is dark is midnight to me) (27-63)
  • Introduction / Dan Rule (67)
  • Adam Lee: Painting in Volumes / Jack Willett (68-73)
  • Adam Lee in conversation with Kim Dorland, September 2017 (74-82)
  • This earthen tent (85-108).

“Born in 1979 and based in the Macedon Ranges, north of Melbourne, Adam Lee has exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and North America. He holds a BFA (Honours), MA and PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and his work is held in public and private collections in Australia and abroad.” —Publisher’s website.


Text: Dan Rule, Jack Willet, Kim Dorland and Adam Lee ; Editor, Dan Rule ; Design: Hayman Design ; Editorial Assistance: Justine Ellis and Nadiah Abdulrahim. —Colophon.

First edition of 700.


Exposed bind softcover with printed and blind embossed dust jacket 

Subjects Lee, Adam, 1979-  |  Painting, Australian -- 21st century.  |  Artists, Australian -- 21st century.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Rule, Dan, writer of introduction, editor  |  Willet, Jack, writer of added commentary  |  Dorland, Kim, 1974- interviewer  |  Hayman Design, book designer
Exhibited Melbourne Art Book Fair, National Gallery of Victoria, 16–18 March 2018. 

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