The Lounge Gallery at the Lyndon House Arts Center features quarterly solo exhibitions by artists in the beginning stages or re-invigorating their careers. Paintings by Lee Coffey are now on display through May 30, 2020.
Lee Coffey (b.1994) is an artist based in Athens, Georgia. Working primarily in oil paint, his artworks celebrate the mundane, depicting everyday items such as house keys or signage with an emphasis on scale and color. He draws inspiration from flea markets, thrift stores, Internet holes, advertisements, art history and the objects that make up his daily surroundings. His paintings have been included in select group exhibitions at Hathaway Contemporary, Lyndon House Art Center, and the Pinecrest Lodge.
Lee grew up in Virginia and moved to the suburbs of Atlanta at 13. Outside of art, his interests include skateboarding and music. Lee is a big fan of the music of Jonathan Richman. He is currently completing a BFA in painting at the University of Georgia. He is also the assistant director at Tif Sigfrids and Howard’s galleries in downtown Athens.
Lee Coffey will deliver an artist talk for Third Thursdays on May 21 at 6:00 p.m.
All exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon - 9:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lyndon House Arts Center, located at 211 Hoyt Street in Athens GA, is part of the Arts Division of the Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department. ATHICA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. Both are supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through the appropriation of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.