Republic Gallery

LYSE LEMIEUX
Black is the size of my new skirt

October 15 to November 14


Republic Gallery is pleased to present Black is the size of my new skirt, a solo exhibition of new work by Lyse Lemieux. This latest series of sculptural drawings continues Lemieux’s ongoing fascination with gesture, materiality and abstraction.

The pleated skirt is a recurrent motif throughout the exhibition; its sequential lines represent at once a concrete, pictorial figuration and the gesticulate trajectory of motion. Lemieux’s body-scaled works tease an oblique, elusive familiarity that hints at portraiture or figure-drawing, even as any discernible features are obfuscated amid interrupted movements. 

These bold, black lines of cut wool manifest the ink lines of a drawing; here, the gesture is re-articulated through the felt fabric. The trajectories of these lines — and their collisions among assemblages of papers, prints, and textiles — might also be “felt” through a haptic visuality, one which Lemieux alludes to in the show's synaesthetic title.


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