12, 2010 LELAND Y. LEE | Out of the Shadows | Architectural Photography | 02/12 - 03/12/10
At 91, renowned architectural photographer Leland Y. Lee has an illustrious career spanning many decades. His photography has appeared in Architectural Digest, Home Magazine, House & Garden, Designers West and countless others. He also studied and worked with the icon of architectural photography, Julius Shulman, from 1953 to 1961. But despite his pedigree, he’s never shown his work publicly in a significant Gallery Exhibition.
During Modernism Week in Palm Springs, his photography will be on view at the Michael H. Lord Gallery, and Lee will speak at a reception in his honor, to be held on Thursday, February 18, 2010, from 7 until 9 pm. Modernism Week runs from February 12 through 21, and Lee's work will be showcased at the gallery from February 12 through March 12, 2010.
The Lee exhibition will highlight his vintage photography with a focus primarily on his 1968-1972 documentation of the architectural work of John Lautner, including the Elrod house in Palm Springs and the Silvertop house in Los Angeles. This exhibition coincides with the upcoming John Lautner Exhibition, “Between Earth and Heaven,” at the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Michael Lord met Leland Lee in 2009 and immediately realized who he was talking to. He offered Lee the opportunity for this exhibition, and suggested that it would be appropriate as “a headline event” during Palm Springs Modernism Week. Sam Heaton, director of the gallery, says “we were captivated with the images and are very pleased that Mr. Lee's premiere showing will be held at our gallery.”
The reception on the evening of February 18 is open to the public, as is the exhibition, which continues until March 12, 2010.