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David Lee has produced exploratory art work in various media since the 1970s.  


The quotes in each project’s introduction are meant to stimulate thought. They’re not explanations of the work but an offering of various windows through which to view the work. And their meaning as used may not always align with the authors’ original purpose.

Satellite images of the neighborhoods in the series Reel are borrowed from Google Maps.They're clickable to visit the locations for further exploration. 

Day to day images:


Earlier Work


Performance-generated work


Skin Like Dust (1994) Live performance for three performers


Estuary (1992) Sound performance for eight people with found and created noisemakers


Coalescence (1991) Sound performance for four people with shortwave radios


Moving Toward Light (1990) Live performance for solo performer and audio recordings 


Proximity (1990) Super 8 film project for two performers and audio recordings


Landscape for One (1988) Super 8 film project for multiple independent performers




An Accident of Location (1988) Loblolly, Vol. 1, No. 3/4


Alone-With: 22 Parts (1983) Chicago Review, Vol. 33, No. 3


Trailer (1980) Chicago Review, Vol. 32, No. 2


Reporter (1979) Chicago Review, Vol. 31, No. 2




Intuitive Action Works, Performance Generated Work 1988-1994 (1995) Limited edition book


From X to Mr. Blue, Essay in the book Stan Sharshal (1994) published by the Tula Foundation


A Few Notes on Politics, Art and Political Art (1984) Art Papers, Vol. 8, No. 5


Segments (1981) Book with photographic work by Stan Sharshal and text by David Lee produced under auspices of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia in association with a solo exhibition by Stan Sharshal

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