The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux

Through October 9, 2011

Annette Lemieux Potential Snowman, 2001, Hydrocal with pigment (constructed spheres and cast forms), Formica on wood platform Private collection, New York © Annette Lemieux

The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux presents the first critical overview of this artist's dynamic and varied career. Annette 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 an artist of lasting significance. Lemieux's early use of traditional techniques painting, printing, casting, and photography expanded to include found materials laden with cultural meanings and evocative of personal memories. Whatever the material, Lemieux masters and invents techniques and processes that correlate with states of mind. Major themes she returns to within our shifting political and cultural climate include the horror of war, the nature of time, the elusive truth of memory, the nature of ideas and art-making, and the relationship between personal experience and cultural history.

Exhibition catalogue available in The Museum Shop

Organized by Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign; Guest Curators: Lelia Amalfitano and Judith Hoos Fox. Major funding provided by Rosann and Richard Noel 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.

The Worcester Art Museum presentation is organized by Susan L. Stoops and is supported by the Don and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Fund and the Robert Wheaton Fund. Educational programs supported by Drs. Julia Andrieni and Robert Phillips; and the Amelia and Robert Haley Lecture Fund.

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Opening reception generously sponsored by

Related Events

Saturday, April 9, 6-8pm
Members free
Nonmembers $14
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Join us to honor Annette Lemieux and her art. Evening includes music, light appetizers and a cash bar.

Thursday, May 5, 6pm
Members free
Nonmembers $14
Annette Lemieux and art historian Robert Pincus-Witten discuss the complex nature of the art world.

Sunday, September 18, 2pm
Members free
Nonmembers $14
Guest curators Lelia Amalfitano and Judith Hoos Fox lead a tour of the exhibition.