Lisa Milroy’s solo exhibition consists entirely of new paintings by the Canadian/British artist, and the show represents a consolidation of various recent developments in her work. With views of Rome, Tokyo, Kyoto, Vancouver and London, Milroy combines a characteristically keen analysis of objects and a conceptual rigour with broader poetic themes.
In the UK, Milroy is best known for her early paintings that depict types of objects, such as light bulbs, shoes and car tyres, isolated and ordered against a white ground. These assert the desire for an apprehension of material and suggest quality in banal phenomena, through the process of painting. In her more recent paintings her interest shifts from describing objects, to their placement in overall compositions.
Lisa Milroy was born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1959. She moved to London in 1977, where she studied at St Martin's School of Art (1977-9) and Goldsmiths' College (1979-82).
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