Lee Lanier: You Write the Story

Lee Lanier, of Lee Lanier Paints Art Gallery located in the Arts Factory, has created this interactive exhibit inviting viewers to write the narratives for his quirky, acrylic paintings. Lanier developed the exhibit based on his opinion that visitors to LLPAG often had more interesting interpretations of his paintings than he did. The characters in the paintings interact with surrounding objects or each other, and are often based on mythological, literary, or pop-culture archetypes. Although these paintings are narrative in nature, they present scenes midway through a particular tale so that the viewer can decide what is transpiring.


I am fascinated with old stories. The inspiration for my works almost always starts with a historical, literary, and mythological character. Like Renaissance artists, I weave complex narratives with multiple posed figures. I am drawn to universal human themes such as life and death, temptation and faith, and creativity and industry. My end goal is to create works of art that can be viewed multiple times while inspiring spirited conversations among groups of dissimilar viewers.

On exhibit at the East Las Vegas Library from May 9, 2024 through Aug 4, 2024

Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM