L'Avenir est Long: A Conversation
acrylic, gesso, industrial wool felt on 300 lb Arches paper
on verso signed, titled and dated 2018
61 x 40 in, 154.9 x 101.6 cm
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for: $5,938
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver
Originally from Ottawa, Lyse Lemieux is now based in Vancouver. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Canadian Cultural Centre, Rome, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Oakville Galleries, Toronto, Richmond Art Gallery, British Columbia, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Trépanier-Baer Gallery, Calgary, Katzman Contemporary, Toronto, SFU Gallery, Burnaby, Wil Aballe Art Projects and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver. Lemieux has been awarded grants from the BC Arts Council as well as the Canada Council for the Arts. She was the 2017 recipient of the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA Award.
Lemieux’s interdisciplinary practice integrates drawing, sculpture, painting and installation. Straddling the line between figuration and abstraction, her recent work is brightly coloured, moving away from her previous predominantly black monochromatic works. L’avenir est long: A Conversation is part of a series of works on paper showcased in an exhibition titled Painted Drawings at Wil Aballe Art Projects in 2019. Lemieux uses scissors as a kind of drawing tool to create images of spiky figures rendered in hand-cut felt fabrics. With its vivid juxtaposition of orange, black, yellow and white, Lemieux’s playful, witty work is infused with graphic Pop sensibility, jubilantly crossed with a craft aesthetic.
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