Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vancouver artist wins Sobey award

VANCOUVER - Vancouver artist Tim Lee has won the $50,000 Sobey Art Award, considered one of the top art awards in the country.

The Sobey, which goes to artists aged 40 or younger, was presented to Lee Wednesday evening at a gala ceremony at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

In photography, video, text and sculpture, Lee's work explores key moments in art history and popular culture. His work has included references to Steve Martin, Dan Graham, Public Enemy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Ted Williams.

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