The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux at the Krannert Art Museum

. September 10, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux provides the first critical overview of this artist’s dynamic and varied career.

Lemieux first garnered attention on the newly global art scene of the 1980s. Since that time she has continued to produce work that grows in depth and resonance, proving herself to be an artist of lasting significance. Her commitment to content over material motivates her to work with an ever-expanding range of media. Whether employing marble or scrim, paint or popular imagery, Lemieux masters and invents techniques and processes that correlate with states of mind, resulting in an artistic landscape that probes the personal, the conceptual, the political, the feminist, the literary, the critical, and the historical.

Annette Lemieux Hell on Wheels, 1991 Found steel helmets, rubber tires, steel rods 100 parts, overall dimension variable Collection of Ruth and William Ehrlich Krannert Art Museum

For this exhibition, open October 29, 2010 through January 9, 2011, work from the past twenty-five years has been carefully selected according to both chronological and thematic developments in Lemieux’s practice, tracing themes such as the relationship between personal memory and cultural history, content and medium, and text as image.

Annette Lemieux is currently professor of the Practice in Studio Arts at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Major funding provided by the Richard M. and Rosann Gelvin Noel Krannert Art Museum Fund with additional sponsorship by Fox Development Corporation; Fred and Donna Giertz; Nancy B. Tieken; Office of the Chancellor, U of I; Office of the Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, U of I; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; Krannert Art Museum Director’s Circle; and Krannert Art Museum Council.

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion is a catalyst in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the extended community to support interdisciplinary collaboration and the synthesis of knowledge for the benefit of current and future generations. The museum is a cultural destination and a virtual presence that strives to enrich the human experience by inviting visitors to make connections through the visual arts between the past and present, between what is understood and what is unknown.

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion
500 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

Category: Fine Art

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