Lucy Skaer: The Hunt

Lucy Skaer: The Hunt

March 25–June 4, 2017

Preview: March 24, 6:30–9pm

Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée
146 Avenue de la Plage
34 410 Sérignan
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 10am–6pm,
Saturday–Sunday 1–6pm

Daniel Otero Torres: (Dis)placements
The Pergola: new display of the collection 
March 25–June 4

The Life Aquatic
March 25–June 18

Lucy Skaer: The Hunt
Lucy Skaer (born in 1975, lives and works in Glasgow) has gained international recognition on the art scene in only a few years. In 2007, she was among six artists selected to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale and in 2009, she was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize. For her first monographic exhibition in France, Lucy Skaer takes over 900 square-meters on the first floor of the museum, presenting a set of existing pieces dating from the last five years as well as new creations, representative of her practice which combines drawing and large-format prints with sculpture and film. Lucy Skaer develops working procedures where recognisable, abstract objects and images are transformed by all sorts of manipulations, repetition and disparities of scales. Driven by reality’s prolific links with the sublime, Lucy Skaer endeavours to reveal the essence of certain objects and materials to give a personal and evocative interpretation of elements to the past. At the Mrac, she presents, among others, the installation Eccentric Boxes (2016, coproduction Rennes Biennale)—made in and on the basis of her family home; Stick and Stones (2013-ongoing), a serie of sculptures that starts with a slice of red mahogany, which gradually evolves, providing a serie of horizontal sculptures lying on the ground; as well as a new body of work which establish a parallel between desire and satisfaction, the animate and the inanimate and in fine, between abstraction and narration.