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Vancouver, Canada
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until June 7, 2024

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Lyse Lemieux

Quiet Pandemonium 15 (Winnie), 2020


Lyse Lemieux Quiet Pandemonium 15 (Winnie) 2020 inkjet print, watercolour 20" x 14" Edition of 10 + 2 APs; signed, hand-painted details Unframed

For over 40 years, Lyse Lemieux’s prolific, experimental drawing practice has seen her operate between abstraction and representation. During the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic — and its attendant struggles with disconnection, restriction and uncertainty — Lemieux began a series of ink on paper drawings titled Quiet Pandemonium, from which this piece is drawn. Originally titled Quiet Pandemonium 15, Lemieux revised the work's title following a friend's reference to the lead character from Samuel Beckett’s 1961 play Happy Days, where a woman is embedded in sand — first to her waist, then to her neck — as she tries to go about her daily life. Produced here in an edition of 10, the artist has applied select watercolour details by hand to each print.

Courtesy of the artist and Wil Aballe Art Projects, Vancouver