Opening event Wednesday February 7 from 5.30pm
Bartley and Company Art, Wellington
Bartley and Company Art are delighted to open this year’s programme with a new body of work by Marie Le Lievre, who is coming up from Christchurch for the opening. You are warmly invited to join them next Wednesday 7 February at 5.30pm.
In fix(es), her most overtly figurative body of work to show in Wellington, Marie Le Lievre employs self-portraiture and domestic settings to suggest a complex and surreal interior world, defying set interpretation or categorization.
In surprising juxtapositions, many of the works in the exhibition combine graphite drawing with her signature layers of translucent and opaque oil paint. The obliviousness of the drawn figure – sleeping, dreaming, praying, musing – to those seeing her, pulls the viewer inward and suggests the emotional and psychological readings which the artist is interested in evoking.
Revealing and concealing, layering and veiling, Marie continues to play with existential themes of chaos and order, which have long underpinned her work.
Marie’s work is currently attracting significant attention. It features on the covers of two magazines (Art New New Zealand and Takahe) and in the current issue of Home magazine where she is picked out as one of five artists to watch. Marie has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Canterbury and has work in a range of public and private collections.
Bartley + Company Art
Date(s) - 07/02/2018 - 03/03/2018