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Leif Lemmiche

 
 
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Leif Lemmiche – Watercolours

Private view Friday 17 August 2007 at 15 o’clock.

From 17 August 2007 you will find a large selection of watercolours by the Aalborg artist Leif Lemmiche (born 1935) at the graphic arts department of Vendsyssel Museum of Art (2nd floor).

More than most artists he masters the watercolour technique. Already as a young man he sat in the nature with his watercolours and paper. Leif Lemmiche exhibited for the first time in 1960 at Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling (The Artists’ Autumn Exhibition, Copenhagen). In 1961 he participated in the Charlottenborg Forårsudstilling (Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen) as well as Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling (The Artists’ Spring Exhibition, Århus), followed by an almost uninterrupted series of invitations for exhibitions. For instance he has exhibited in Nicolaj Kirke in Copenhagen, at Hjørring Kunstmuseum (Hjørring Museum of Art), Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum (North Jutland Museum of Modern Art) and Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum (Frederikshavn Museum of Art) as well as at Kunstcenter Silkeborg (Art Centre Silkeborg). He has also exhibited in Sweden, Poland, Austria, Norway, Finland, Germany, Singapore, Latvia and Italy.

Leif Lemmiche has practised oil painting, particularly in the 50ies, 60ies and 70ies. Since then the watercolours have once again been an essential element in his production.

Not many might know this but Leif Lemmiche has also executed a number of decorations in the public. Among these works are decorations of house end gates in Jens Bangsgade in Aalborg.

The present exhibition at Vendsyssel Museum of Art is no traditional exhibition of watercolours as it also serves at the workshop of the artist. With a selection of paraphernalia and objects arranged in 12 boxes Leif Lemmiche creates a workshop mood at the exhibition. You gain an insight into his working methods and the things and structures that inspires him.

The exhibition is open until the middle of November 2007.

For further information please contact curator Marianne Ilkjær at mi@vkm.dk or (+45) 98 92 41 33.

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