The McKee Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Annette Lemieux, opening Friday, October 15, 2004, 6:00-8:00pm
oil on canvas
|The Artist’s studio
milk paint on wood
cork and glue
Annette Lemieux is an artist of international reputation who now lives in Boston. She holds a place of prominence in the U.S. and abroad, regularly exhibiting in galleries in New York, Italy, Germany, Sweden and Japan. Her work is in major museum collections in the U.S. and in Europe, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Queensland Art Gallery, Australia, among others. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a New York Fellowship for Painting, and the Mies van der Rohe Stipendium from the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Germany. Ms. Lemieux is currently a Professor at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lemieux’s commitment to content over material motivates her work, using a range of means — painting, sculpture, photography, printing — to convey the theme of her exhibitions.
The title of the current exhibition, “Vehicles for Elevation,” refers to physical, spiritual and metaphorical ways toward elevation, such as soap boxes, platform shoes, circus platforms, a 15 foot painting of an inspirational saying Lemieux saw on a bumper sticker, Commit Random Kindness & Senseless Acts of Beauty! There are several other objects, paintings and prints in the exhibition, which continues through Saturday, November 20.