LUCY MCKENZIE — NO MOTIVE

A more collaborative and sharing practice has always been important to me as a counterbalance to the more studio-intensive things that I create on my own. It can be super lonely just making these incredibly detailed paintings. So I have always needed that balance of also doing things that have a different set of criteria, where you are not just relying on your own set of ethics or style. And I would say working closely and productively with someone from a different discipline—as is the case with Beca and me—is a brilliant experience.* Sometimes it can be complicated collaborating with another fine artist, but with design, there is just so much more flexibility and space for each person to come to the fore at different times. — Lucy McKenzie

Painting, design, installation, Madeleine Vionnet, and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya all come together in NO MOTIVE, the new show by McKenzie now on view in New York.

LUCY MCKENZIE—NO MOTIVE

Through April 24.

Galerie Buchholz

17 East 82nd Street, New York City.

*Beca Lipscombe is McKenzie’s partner in the fashion label Atelier E.B.

Lucy McKenzie, No Motive, Galerie Buchholz, New York, March 5, 2021–April 24, 2021, from top: Leaning Mannequin (Roman Statue/ l’Orage), 2021, fiberglass, acrylic and oil paint, silk dress with gold braid, gym shoes; Metal (Alan Potter), 2021, oil on board, and Quodlibet LXX, 2021, oil on board; Unfinished Mannequin Portrait III, 2021, oil on canvas; Ethnic Composition (Moldova, Russian Ethnographic Museum), 2021, acrylic and oil on canvas; Sitting Mannequin (Greek pottery/Quatre Mouchoirs), 2021, fiberglass, acrylic and oil paint, belted silk dress, gym shoes; No Motive installation view, (left) Unfinished Mannequin Portrait II, 2021, oil on canvas, (right) Leaning Mannequin (Polychrome/l’Orage), 2021, fiberglass, acrylic and oil paint, silk dress with gold braid, gym shoes; No Motive installation view, (left) Coloured textiles (Joseph Linley), 2021, oil on board, and Quodlibet LXXII, 2021, oil on board, (right) Beige textiles (attributed to Joseph Linley), 2021, oil on board, and Quodlibet LXXI, 2021, oil on board; Unfinished Mannequin Portrait I, 2021, oil on canvas; Leaning Mannequin (Polychrome/l’Orage). Images © Lucy McKenzie, courtesy of the artist and Galerie Buchholz.

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