Austin Lee’s “Nothing Personal” Is Quite the Opposite

Scott Indrisek, Blouin Artinfo, October 28, 2015

Austin Lee’s latest show at Postmasters Gallery in New York may be called “Nothing Personal,” but the decapitated heads of his parents are one of the first things you see. (To be fair, they’re made out of plaster-and-paint coated 3D models.) Heads are a common motif in Lee’s work, whether they’re of friends, family members, or anonymous humanoids. His last show at the gallery featured a dense wall of faces, hung salon-style like an anxious cartoon crowd. This exhibition finds the artist further defining an aesthetic that, while reminiscent of and in many ways dependent on computer-based graphics, is interested in unsettling such classifications.