After G. Hobe, Salon Library for the Great Exhibition, 1902, Turin, 2006
Installation view at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Courtesy Cabinet Gallery, London
© 2007 Lucy McKenzie
In the latest installment of the New Work series, Scottish artist Lucy McKenzie blurs the boundary between reality and artificiality with paintings, drawings, and a unique collaboration with a fashion designer. McKenzie creates oversize paintings that present trompe-l'oeil visions of 19th-century interiors, positioned as a stage set within the gallery. The installation includes clothing designs by Beca Lipscombe, who "sublets" part of the constructed space, as well as 10 fashion drawings created by McKenzie for Lipscombe's fall line.
The New Work series is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Major funding is also provided by the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Nancy and Steven H. Oliver, and Robin Wright.