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LINDY LEE: MOON IN A DEW DROP

Art | November 9, 2020 |

Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | © Anna Kucera

Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
October 02, 2020 – February 28, 2021

The exhibition titled “Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop“, brings together over 70 works from across four decades of the artist’s practice. It is the most comprehensive survey exhibition of the artist’s work to date with significant loans from public and private collections, as well as rarely seen works from the artist’s personal collection. The exhibition begins with Lee’s early photocopy works and wax paintings moving through to recent large-scale installations and sculptures.

Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

Three new major commissions will be presented as part of the MCA Australia’s major survey exhibition: ”Moonlight Deities”, a large-scale immersive artwork comprising of multiple suspended paper sculptures that cast dramatic shadows across the gallery walls; ”Secret World of a Starlight Ember”, is a public sculpture situated on the MCA Australia forecourt at Circular Quay, inspired by the cosmos and covered in thousands of tiny holes the polished steel sculpture is internally illuminated at night creating its own constellation; and ”Buddhas and Matriarchs” and ”Strange Condensations”, are two installations comprising of over 190 sculptures individually created by the artist by hand-pouring molten bronze.

Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | Collection of The University of Queensland, gift of Lindy Lee through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2013

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres, said: “ The NSW Government is delighted to be supporting ”Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop” through our tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. We expect this exhibition will attract thousands of visitors who will have the opportunity to enjoy globally recognized Australian art, while also helping to rebuild Sydney’s visitor economy ”.

Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, SydneyImage courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

MCA Director, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, said: “ The MCA Australia is renowned for showcasing Australia’s leading contemporary artists, as we developed our program in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we seized the opportunity to celebrate the work of Australian artists this Spring and Summer ”.

Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, with the assistance of UAP |© Anna Kucera

“I am delighted that the first exhibition the Museum has been able to generate since the lockdown is of the extraordinary artist Lindy Lee. One of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists, Lee’s influential practice draws on her Australian and Chinese heritage. Her work addresses important and timely issues regarding identity, cultural authenticity, as well as history and spirituality”.

Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | © Anna Kucera

“The MCA Australia is also delighted to present two exhibitions running concurrently with Lee’s survey. Several artists will be displayed highlighting the broad cross section of contemporary art produced across Australia. These exhibitions have been curated by our brilliant team of assistant curators and provide new ways of viewing the Museum’s Collection”, added Macgregor.

Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | © Anna Kucera

The exhibition responds to the social and economic upheaval of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It examines the heightening of pre-existing issues within the current crisis and the potential for change. The works in this exhibition address themes of domesticity, interiority and self-isolation, the transformation of urban landscapes and an eventual return to nature, place and community. Highlights include works by Dion Beasley, Hiromi Tango, Keg de Souza, Matthew Griffin, Nell and TV Moore.

more. www.mca.com.au

Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney with the assistance of UAP | © Anna Kucera
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist 2014, donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program | © Anna Kucera
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney with the assistance of UAP | © Anna Kucera
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | © Anna Kucera
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | © Anna Kucera
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore with the assistance of UAP
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | National Gallery of Australia, purchased 2018
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | Collection of The University of Queensland, gift of Mary Dwyer in memory of Paul Dane Tilley, 1995
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | Gift of Loti Smorgon AO and Victor Smorgon AC, 1995
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
Lindy Lee Moon in a Dew Drop
Image courtesy of the artist, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney | © Anna Kucera

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