Engaged with experimental drawing for over 25 years, Lyse Lemieux marks her debut appearance in Ontario with this late winter exhibition at Katzman Contemporary. This will be followed by an early summer national survey focusing on the expanded field of drawing at Oakville Galleries. She is also preparing for a two-person show with Allison Hrabluik for the Tatjna Pieters Gallery in Ghent, Belgium in the early fall of 2015, along with two solo shows in BC scheduled for late fall 2015 and early spring 2016 with Republic Gallery and Richmond Art Gallery respectively.
Lemieux’s artistic focus is twofold: maintaining a balance in-between representation and abstraction, and keeping a relationship to line that is somatic and unmediated. For Lemieux, drawing is about and from the body. The procedures of assembling, lifting, cutting, and gluing become a dance, a choreography, that at times features small, quiet gestures, and at other times highlights large, turbulent ones.