New Work

Lucy McKenzie

November 9, 2007—February 24, 2008

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.

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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.

Exhibition Preview

  • two wall-size paintings akin to theater sets depicting interior spaces

    New Work: Lucy McKenzie (installation view, SFMOMA), 2008

  • Several drawings of one woman in various illustration style

    New Work: Lucy McKenzie (installation view, SFMOMA), 2008

  • A clothes rack filled with fashionable clothes

    New Work: Lucy McKenzie (installation view, SFMOMA), 2008

  • Two life-size cut outs of a woman in different poses

    New Work: Lucy McKenzie (installation view, SFMOMA), 2008