A formidable painter known for her deployment of illusionistic trompe l’oeil effects and architecturally scaled installations, Lucy McKenzie (b. 1977 in Glasgow) has quickly established herself as one of the most exciting artists of her generation.
Developed in close collaboration with the artist herself, and featuring over 100 works dating from 1997 to the present, the exhibition examines for the first time the full scope of her oeuvre. It brings together examples from all of the artist’s significant bodies of work, including early paintings relating to pop music and Cold War-era Olympic games; her subsequent engagement with the traditions of Scottish and Eastern European muralism and Belgian illustration; and large-scale paintings based on historic architectural styles. Also included are the collaborative fashion label and research bureau Atelier E.B.; recent works blurring the lines between painting, sculpture and furniture; as well as new works commissioned especially for the exhibition. Curated by Jacob Proctor.
Lucy McKenzie: Prime Suspect
10/09/20 – 21/02/21