Lemieux

Everybody wants to be a catchy tune. 

Installation view at Kent Fine Art

March 26 – May 16, 2015

Lemieux

Everybody wants to be a catchy tune. 

Installation view at Kent Fine Art

March 27 – May 16, 2015

Lemieux

Everybody wants to be a catchy tune. 

Installation view at Kent Fine Art

March 27 – May 16, 2015

Lemieux

Everybody wants to be a catchy tune. 

Installation view at Kent Fine Art

March 27 – May 16, 2015

Lemieux

Belle Haleine (Green), 2015

Surrogate cast resin perfume bottle

Bottle: 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. / 17 x 11.4 x 3 cm.

No. 1 from an Edition of 3

Belle Haleine (Blush), 2015

Surrogate cast resin perfume bottle

Bottle: 6 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. / 16.5 x 11 x 3 cm.

No. 1 from an Edition of 3

Lemieux

Belle Haleine (Blush), 2015

Surrogate cast resin perfume bottle

Bottle: 6 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. / 16.5 x 11 x 3 cm.

No. 1 from an Edition of 3

Lemieux

Belle Haleine (Green), 2015

Surrogate cast resin perfume bottle

Bottle: 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. / 17 x 11.4 x 3 cm.

No. 1 from an Edition of 3

Lemieux

Hellos and Goodbyes, 1994

Twenty-two pigment prints

Overall installation: 108 x 180 in. / 274 x 457 cm. 

A.P. plus Edition 1/1 

Edition 1/1 (sold)

Lemieux

Fumée (Diptych), 2015

Pigmented ink print on 100% cotton paper

Each: 26 x 17 1/2 in. / 66 x 44.4 cm. 

No. 1 from an Edition of 3

Lemieux

Bad Habits, 2015

Pigmented ink print on 100% cotton paper

36 1/2 x 54 1/2 in. / 92.7 x 138.4 cm. 

No. 1 from an Edition of 3

Lemieux

Companion Piece, 2015

Ink jet print on canvas with found sled 

Canvas: 163 x 42 in. / 414 x 106.6 cm. 

Sled: 61 x 21 1/2 x 7 in. / 154.9 x 54.6 x 17.7 cm. 

unique

Lemieux

Duchamp Erased (Diptych), 2015

Pigment ink print on 100% cotton paper

Each: 36 x 24 in. / 91.4 x 60.9 cm. 

No. 1 from an Edition of 3 

Lemieux

Sitter, 2015

Acrylic polymer, vinyl-based paint on Belgian portrait linen with velvet swag

64 x 45 x 6 in. / 163.5 x 114.3 x 15 cm. 

unique

&

Suitor, 2015

Acrylic polymer, vinyl-based paint on Belgian portrait linen with velvet swag

64 x 45 x 6 in. / 163.5 x 114.3 x 15 cm. 

unique

Lemieux

Of the ashes, 2015

Found shoe on polychrome maple riser

Shoe: 5 x 4 x 8 in. / 12.7 x 10 x 20.3 cm. 

Polychrome Maple Riser: 12 x 12 x 3 in. / 30.4 x 30.4 x 7.6 cm.     

Overall: 17 x 12 x 12 in. / 43 x 30.4 x 30.4 cm. 

unique

Lemieux

Dusk, 2015

Light sensitive fabric on Belgian portrait linen

64 x 45 x 1 5/8 in. / 163.5 x 114.3 x 4 cm. 

unique

&

Dawn, 2015

Light sensitive fabric on Belgian portrait linen

64 x 45 x 1 5/8 in. / 163.5 x 114.3 x 4 cm. 

unique

Lemieux

Building Strong Bodies and Minds (Diptych), 1994

Enamel ink and metal primer on aluminum 

Overall: 67 x 120 in. / 170 x 304.8 cm. 

unique

Lemieux

Platforms, 2004

Cork in two stacks

Overall installation: 30 x 16 x 11 in. / 76.2 x 40.6 x 27.9 cm. 

unique

Lemieux

Formal Wear, 1987

Cast bronze on painted wood platform

Overall installation: 10 x 69 x 23 1/4 in. / 25.4 x 175.2 x 59 cm.

No. 1 from an Edition of 9

Editions 2/9 - 9/9 (sold)

Lemieux

Quilt Painting, 2008

Acrylic silkscreen ink on linen

80 x 64 in. / 203.2 x 162.5 cm. 

unique

One can approach the work of Annette Lemieux from any number of perspectives. Exploring Sign/Symbol/Language and the Loaded Grid, Lemieux dissects the oeuvre of Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, and at times the mythology of Philip Guston. Fundamentally interdisciplinary in content and form, Lemieux’s works continue her exploration and explication of cultural constructs and how objects that reflect the self define the self as well. As recently noted by Robert Pincus-Witten, "Her fusion of conceptualism with a studio practice that remains respectful of abstract painting generally, and of minimalism specifically, is unique."

 

Annette Lemieux works from a repertoire of real objects and images from films and books featuring reproductions of historical photographs from the forties and fifties, which she calls her “landscape.” In her recent show entitled Unfinished Business at the Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Lemieux explored the territory between object, mediated memory, personal experience and cultural history that has informed her practice for three decades. Lemieux’s objects and imagery derive directly from the world as it exists, not from the recesses of a private imagination that must search itself to produce the substance of invented images. 

 

With representative examples of her work in over 50 public collections, Lemieux has been the focus of two recent exhibitions organized by the Krannert Art Museum and Harvard University. There is an excellent publication serving as the most comprehensive overview of her work to date.

 

Lelia Amalfitano, Judith Hos Fox, Rosetta Brooks, Peggy Phelan, Robert Pincus-Witten. The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux. Urbana-Champaign: Krannert Art Museum, c. 2010.

 

Recent interviews include: 

Beyond the Canvas: A Conversation with Annette Lemieux by Francine Koslow Miller. Sculpture Magazine, January/February 2014. 

 

Kent Fine Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 6. For further information and images, please contact Elyse Harary (eharary@kentfineart.net).