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CURT LEMIEUX & MARLEY VAN PEEBLES – Creatures Featured
June 27, 2017 - July 30, 2017
“Creatures Featured” is an exhibition of collaborative drawings by Curt LeMieux and Marley Van Peebles. LeMieux and Van Peebles share a compulsion towards expressive line and distorted figurative forms. They engage in a feverish process of exchange, shaping and reshaping compositions over time to create imaginative and unique creatures. The works are highly stylized and frenetic. The figures rendered confront the viewer with an abandon that is disconcerting. The beings are bold. There is absolutely no place in their world for timid or repressed gestures. The time is NOW and these characters are poised!
On View: June 27 – July 30
Curt LeMieux has shown his artwork nationally and internationally. Exhibition venues and events include: The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Track 16 Gallery in Santa Monica, Machine Projects at UCLA’s Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, The Berkeley Video and Film Festival, SOO Visual Art Center in Minneapolis, and Luna International in Berlin, Germany. LeMieux received an M.F.A. in 2001 from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA. He also holds an M.A. in studio art from the University of Wisconsin at Superior. LeMieux has worked as a resource specialist at Ramon C. Cortines School of the Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles since the school opened in September of 2009.
Marley Van Peebles is a 2017 graduate from Ramon C. Cortines School of the Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles. He will start his undergraduate studies in the fall at Parsons School of Design in New York. Van Peebles is a third-generation artist from both his paternal and maternal lineage. He is the son of actor and film director Mario Van Peebles and grandson to the legendary filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles. Marley’s mother, Jaime Kailani Bayot, is an artist and philanthropist. His work has been acquired by serious art collectors including Leonardo DiCaprio. Despite his young age, Marley’s work is stylistically complex and sophisticated. As an artist, he is advanced beyond his years.