The McNish Gallery at Oxnard College is proud to present a two-person exhibit by Los Angeles artists Curtis Lemieux and Amy Green. An opening reception will take place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with an artist lecture at 5:00. Amy Green and Curtis LeMieux are working collaboratively on an on-going project titled “What in the World Happened to Myrtle.” The work is centered upon a mutual love of materiality and process. Scarves, neckties, sheer fabrics, industrial plastics, thread, wood, house paint, tape, staples, and other raw materials are built up over time through repeated exchange between Green and LeMieux. Resisting a set formula or method in favor of intuitive responses, the duo draws, pours, stains, folds, twists, ties, jerry rigs, and tethers. The resulting objects contort and bow. They do not sit comfortably. They wrestle with form. They possess both strength and fragility and are poetic and tenuous. “In the Company of Myrtle” at Oxnard College’s McNish Gallery will showcase selected collaborative works from the series alongside solo works from each of the artists.

Amy Green received her BFA in painting at the University of Tennessee in 1995 and her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 1997. Her paintings and installations have been shown nationally and internationally.  Exhibitions include Rolf Ricke Galerie in Cologne and the Neues Museum in Nurnberg, Galerie Karin Friebe, Mannheim, Germany, Galerie Monika Reitz, Frankfurt and Kunstverein St. Gallen Art Museum in Switzerland, Evelyne Canus Gallery, Paris, Cirrus and Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles and Cohan Leslie and Browne in New York, Monte Vista Projects in Highland Park, among other venues.  Reviews include; The Los Angeles Times, New York Arts Magazine, Art Issues, the Basel Art Fair Catalogue and artnet. Recent shows include “Grids, Stains, Stacks” a solo show of Green’s Felt paintings at Monte Vista Projects in Highland park, CA and  “Garden Party” a group exhibition at FOCA in LA’s Chinatown. Amy Green is represented by Galerie Schmidt Maczollek in Cologne, Germany.

Curt LeMieux received an M.F.A. in 2001 from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA with an emphasis on drawing and installation. He also holds a B.F.A. an M.A. in studio art from the University of Wisconsin – Superior. LeMieux’s artwork has been shown nationally and internationally. Exhibition venues and events include: The Santa Monica Museum of Art, Machine Projects at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Track 16 Gallery, The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, The Museum of Contemporary art in Minsk, Belarus, The Sixth Festival of International Images in Manizales, Colombia, and Luna International in Berlin, Germany.

Please join us for the opening reception on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 pm with an artist lecture at 5:00pm. The McNish Art Gallery is located at 4000 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA. 93033. For more information contact (805) 986-5800, extension 1929, e-mail cmorla@vcccd.edu or visit http://www.oxnardcollegeart.wordpress.com.

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