Jocelyn Lee Releases New Monograph, ‘Sovereign’

Jocelyn Lee’s third monograph, Sovereign, is now available to pre-order. Sovereign sensitively depicts women between the ages of fifty-five and nighty-four. The work emerged out of her latest body of work The Appearance of Things, but reflects her decades-long practice of longitudinal studies of girls and women over time.

Lee’s work is driven by existential themes of sexuality, family, death and ageing. Throughout her career, she has utilised portraiture of the female form as a tool to explore the tactile qualities of the living world. Her richly descriptive colour works emphasise the tonal and textural richness of foliage, fabrics and flesh. She has stated, “all my pictures begin with the body, and, ideally, nakedness. The unclothed body is our primary vessel, sensual home, and gateway to the rest of the world.”

The publication will include an essay by Dr. April Watson, Curator of Photography at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. To find out more or to pre-order a copy, please click here.

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