Curated by Mat Gleason
September 29, 2012 – October 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 29, 2012,
8pm to midnight
Coagula Curatorial in Los Angeles is pleased to present Presidential Portraits, an exhibition featuring recent works on paper by Curt LeMieux. Originally printed in 1961, pages torn from The Golden Home and High School Encyclopedia serve as the actual format for the works. Beginning with George Washington and ending with John Fitzgerald Kennedy, each page includes a crudely printed reproduction of a presidential portrait. Glossy enamel paint is built up layer by layer yet the face of each President remains untreated amidst a field of color. Stylized text and drawing elements are applied via goopy markers resulting in graphic details that appear somewhat naive or adolescent in manner.
Curated by Sinead Finnerty-Pyne
October 2, 2011 – January 22, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8, 2011, 7-9pm
The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena is pleased to present Their Ways, an exhibition featuring recent sculptural works and works on paper by Curt LeMieux. Utilizing vintage illustrations from a reference book on the topic birds, LeMieux creates scenarios much removed from their beginnings as encyclopedic source material. Instead, the artist playfully builds the illustrations to a three-dimensional realm—alluding to the idea of birds in motion -- turning them upside down to place an emphasis on the awkward nature of his understanding of our shared world. Deliberate holes and tears in the format are ways in which he illustrates the detachment of the two cultures, man and beast.
"More is More"
November 8, 2011 – January 21, 2012
Reception Sunday, November 6, 3–5pm
Amy Green and Curt LeMieux present a collaborative installation titled "What in the World Happened to Myrtle." The artists are engaged in an ongoing process that is centered upon a mutual love of materiality and process. Scarves, neckties, sheer fabrics, industrial plastics, thread, wood, house paint, tape, staples, and other raw materials are built up over time through repeated exchange between Green and LeMieux. Resisting a set formula or method in favor of intuitive responses, the duo draws, pours, stains, folds, twists, ties, jerry rigs, and tethers. The resulting objects contort and bow. They do not sit comfortably. They wrestle with form. They possess both strength and fragility and are poetic and tenuous. More is More features Arsfidelis, Amy Green, Curt LeMieux, and Aleve Mei Loh.
Track 16 Gallery
"Irrational Exhibits 8"
Curated by Deborah Oliver
Featuring Video 7 From “Twelve From The Underground”
One Night Only! April 16, 2011
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Kristina Faragher and Curt Lemieux will premier video seven from the “Twelve From The Underground” series. The work is centered upon a young boy, Clifton Lowery, who lived and died in the state of Utah from 1900 to 1908. Clifton was the grandson of a Mormon Bishop and the twelfth child of twelve children. The video features Rochelle Fabb as Clifton’s mother and Alec Frasier as his ailing older brother. In an exclusive Irrational Exhibits 8 performance, Fabb and Frasier will enact a series of subtle meditations in response to the video. Don’t miss it!
Opening Reception Saturday, February 5, 7-10pm
February 5 – March 5, 2011
Monte Vista is pleased to present Blot, a series of paintings and sculptures by Curt LeMieux. In the exhibition, LeMieux evokes the tragedy of oil spills, repetitive and catastrophic insults to life that have become so commonplace as to be virtually synonymous with the Earth’s demise. LeMieux’s works on fabric suggest the ready association we make between black blots and blobs and petroleum spills, branded on our consciousness as symbols of our dalliance with apocalypse. The artist’s use of industrial household materials, evidence of both the private sphere and the exploitative practices that provide for it, induces a turn from comfort to revulsion as degradation intrudes into the domestic ideal.
Machine Project at Hammer Museum
Written and directed by Asher Hartman
Costumes by Curt LeMieux
October 15 & 16, 2010
Annie Okay is an original performance theater work inspired by the unintentional colonialist subtext in two of america’s most beloved musicals, Annie Get Your Gun and The King and I. Acknowledging the beauty and craft in these works, Annie Okay revisits the musical form to look at what our entertainments say to us about our struggle with race, identity, colonialist politics, and the American tryst with violence. Click here for more information.
Sophia Louisa Projects
"Half a Dozen from the Underground"
A Six Channel Video Installation
Kristina Faragher and Curt LeMieux Featuring Videos From “Twelve From The Underground”
January 27 – January 30, 2010
Artist Reception: Saturday, January 30, 7-10PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, January 28, 7-8PM featuring Amy Scott, Curator of Visual Arts at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles.
"Until We Come to One that Reminds Us"
Opening Reception Saturday, August 8, 7-10pm
August 8 - September 5, 2009
Paintings and Sculptures by Kristina Faragher, Christine Frerichs, Amy Green, and Curt LeMieux. Curated by Asher Hartman and Amy Green.