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Featured in El Nuevo Herald Exhibition Review of  "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar".  

I am Woman, Hear Me Roar!



Image: Kathryn Mikesell, Mira Lehr and Amy Kornik at the opening of "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!" standing in front of work by Mira Lehr: Diel Migration, 2013, Jute, Keystone, Copper Mesh, Japanese Paper, Ink, Resin, Copper Emulsion, 12 x 9 feet
 

Please join us for a historic show of female Miami artists on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Fountainhead, 65 NW 24th Street, Miami. Admission is free and all of the artists will be present at the opening to talk about their work and share their inspiration.

The building is located on NW 24th St, directly across from Wynwood Arcade building. You enter through a gated parking lot landscaped with palm trees and grasses. Thank you to our Generous Sponsors Alta Palla www.altapalla.com, Estrelle Damm www.estrelladamm.com and SOTO Sake sotosake.com
 

"I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!" is an exhibit that promises to engage its audience through art created by local women who challenge traditional ideas about femininity.

Curated by Kathryn Mikesell and Ombretta Agrò Andruff,  “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!” pushes beyond stereotypes about women to highlight the artists' authentic points of view. “On the most simplistic level, this exhibition elevates women’s voices by providing a platform for them to be heard,” Mikesell says. “With the sheer number of women involved, we are celebrating our diversity boldly and proudly.”

According to Mikesell, “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar!” provides an opportunity to expand the audience for Miami-based artists who happen to be women. It also gives the curators and artists the space they need to respond to the current political environment in a positive and constructive way. 

Although all of the artists are women, their diverse work represented a challenge for the curators. “The common thread is that the artists are female, but the works themselves are very different. The biggest challenge was hanging the show in a way that felt cohesive,” Mikesell says. “We have works in every medium: painting, sculpture, photography, embroidery, etc. The diversity in the woman and their work is the strength of this exhibition.”

Mira Lehr & Yara Travieso for "Dido and Aeneas"


What This Place Does Not Remember
Project commissioned by Vizcaya Museum and Gardens for their Centennial Exhibition, "Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya"

2016, Nylon, Resin, Ink, Steel Wire, Copper,
Burned Japanese Paper and Welded Steel

24 x 50 feet
 

Joining the cornucopia of exhibits that are part and parcel of the Art Basel experience, Miami's iconic mansion cum museum Vizcaya showcased site-specific installations from its Contemporary Arts Program (CAP), that will remain on display until October 2017. The sole performance piece: Mira Lehr and her New York collaborator Yara Travieso's "Dido and Aeneas." 

Lehr, a doyenne of the Miami art scene for five decades, maintains a vibrant, fresh and ever changing vision. Her nature based imagery often takes shape utilizing resin, gunpowder, fire, Japanese paper, dyes and welded steel. "Dido and Aeneas" is a dramatic marriage of Lehr's rigged rope curtains - with elements of copper, resin and mangrove seeds - moving in concert with a dancer to an aria from Dido and Aeneas, and performed by a soprano and cellist.

"It's an exciting story of Dido and her suicide," Lehr told us. "The aria is about wanting to be remembered for her grandeur not her fate. We equated that with Vizcaya which is always crumbling and being restored." 

This year, Lehr was once again featured in the Ink Miami Art Fair and the official Basel artist studio tour. She is represented by New York's Flomenhaft Gallery, and is the subject of a coffee table tome, "Mira Lehr: Arc of Nature." 

Read more here!

2017 New American Home


Mira Lehr's work was chosen to be presented in the 2017 New American Home, designed by Phil Kean Design Group. This cutting-edge contemporary design unites art and architecture. Included are Robert Rauschenberg, Ross Bleckner, and Will Cotton; on view throughout 2017.

 

Lost Spaces & Stories of Vizcaya


Photo: Armando Rodriguez, Miami Dade County
 
Today, we take you to the wild side of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida. Curator Gina Wouters, and artists Mira Lehr and Yara Travieso talk about What This Place Does Not Remember, one of eleven projects in the contemporary art exhibition Lost Spaces and Stories that celebrate Vizcaya’s centennial.

The inspiration for Mira Lehr’s and Yara Travieso’s dramatic Baroque performance installation is a forgotten garden at the edge of the museum’s south property and Henry Purcell‘s Dido and Aeneas, an English opera he composed more than 300 years ago. The opera tells the mythological story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and her love for the Trojan hero Aeneas. In What This Place Does Not Remember, the two contemporary artists personify Vizcaya as the legendary Queen Dido. Lehr’s environmental installation sets the stage for Dido’s Lament, the performance that Travieso directs. An opera singer, a dancer, and a cellist enact the queen’s tragic love story within a lyric web of black rope that evokes the surrounding mangroves.
 
Link to the podcast on the Fresh Art International web site:
www.freshartinternational.com/2016/12/22/lost-spaces-and-stories-of-vizcaya
 
Link to their podcasts on iTunes:
 
Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan
Project commissioned by Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Performance: Mira Lehr (Artist and Set Designer) and Yara Travieso (Director and Choreographer) with Jacqueline Bulnes (Dancer), Amanda Crider (Mezzo Soprano), Stephanie Jaimes (Cellist), David Redmond (Fabricator and Engineer), and Ingrid Travieso (Costume Designer)

Art Basel Miami Beach ~ Artist Studio Visit


Art|Basel
Miami Beach | Dec 1–4, 2016
Artist Studio Visits

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT AND WYNWOOD ARTIST STUDIO VISITS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
9AM TO 12 NOON

Visit and meet artists in their studios in Wynwood, downtown Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables and other locations. 
Download the map.

A | Mira Lehr
5215 Pine Tree Drive

B | Locust Projects
3852 North Miami Avenue

Oliver Sanchez
3940 North Miami Avenue

Obsolete Miami Media
Kevin Arrow and Barron Sherer
5 NW 39 Street, Loft #2

C | The Bakehouse Art Complex
561 NW 32nd Street

D | Magnus Sigurdarson
2628 NW 2nd Avenue, 2nd Floor

E | Asif Farooq
4261 NW 36 Avenue

F | Dimensions Variable and Studios of Frances Trombly
and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova
300 NE 2nd Avenue, MDC Building 1, 3rd floor
For more information email | artiststudiovisit2016@gmail.com

Image: Mira Lehr, Beachwalk I + II, 2015, Japanese paper, ignited fuses, gun powder, charcoal, 48 x 48"

INK Miami Art Fair 2016


M I R A  L E H R  S H O W I N G  a t
F L Y I N G   H O R S E   E D I T I O N S
I N K   M I A M I   A R T   F A I R   2 0 1 6

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9am
- to - 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3pm

Suites of Dorchester
1850 Collins Avenue (@19th St)
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
a few blocks from the Miami Convention Center [map]

Schedule
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  
Free Admission

INK MIAMI ART FAIR 2016 Special Events
REGISTER HERE to attend the Preview Breakfast and Pulp Party

Preview Breakfast
Wednesday, November 30, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Pulp Party 
sponsored by XL Catlin
Thursday, December 1, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
 
The INK Miami art fair is held annually in December during Art Basel Miami Beach. The Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. It is presented by the International Fine Print Dealers Association and exhibitors are selected from among members of the Association for their outstanding ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and just-published editions by leading contemporary artists. Since its founding in 2006, the Fair has attracted a loyal following among museum curators and committed collectors of works on paper.

2016 Exhibitors
Childs Gallery
Thomas French Fine Art
Graphicstudio / USF
Stoney Road Press
Tandem Press
Susan Teller Gallery
Wildwood Press LLC
Ink Miami Invitational
Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
Flying Horse Editions
Rabley Contemporary
Hamilton-Selway Fine Art

More info at inkartfair.com
Premier Sponsor XL Catlin

Opening of "Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya"


Please join us for the Opening Reception of 
Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya: Phase II

A centennial exhibition featuring commissioned, site-specific installations

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33129

The centennial show aims to revive and reinterpret lost aspects of Vizcaya’s history and ventures into the estate’s gardens and leisure spaces with Phase II. 

Performances as part of Mira Lehr & Yara Travieso’s 
What This Place Does Not Remember 
will take place during the reception at 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm. Each performance is approximately 7 minutes long and features Amanda Crider (mezzo-soprano), a cellist and a dancer. 

What This Place Does Not Remember is a site specific installation and performance personifying Vizcaya as the mythical Queen Dido from Henry Purcell’s Baroque opera, “Dido and Aeneas”. The physical installation acts as a re-incarnation of the exotic wildlife once present in the southern grounds, as well as, a framing device of a lost and forgotten paradise that once existed there. When the installation is activated via performance, it transforms into a surrealist theatrical set for Queen Dido’s own loss of a promised future. Confronting a failed utopia, What This Place Does Not Remember is propelled by themes of untamed desires for legacy and grandeur amidst great vulnerability.

The second installation of Lost Spaces features works in four areas related to Vizcaya’s gardens and recreational spaces: the Casba, South Property, the Casino and Recreational Rooms. Like Phase I, these projects highlight elements that have been lost to Vizcaya’s present interpretation and focus on the original design intent that no longer exists. 

Artists include Duane Brant, Brookhart Jonquil, Amanda Keeley, Juraj Kojs, Mira Lehr and Yara Travieso, Lucinda Linderman, Kerry Phillips, Leyden Rodriguez Casanova, David Rohn, Magnus Sigurdarson, and Frances Trombly. All projects will be on view and select performances by participating artists will take place during the reception.

RSVP required: VizcayaLostSpacesPhase2.eventbrite.com 

Image: Mira Lehr, What This Place Does Not Remember (mangrove seedlings detail), 2016, Nylon, Resin, Ink, Steel Wire, Copper, Burned Japanese Paper, Welded Steel, 24 x 50 feet, Installation at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya’s Centennial Exhibition Opens Second Phase on November 29

Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya Ventures into the Estate's Gardens

Vizcaya’s Centennial Exhibition Opens Second Phase on November 29

MIAMI (November 18, 2016) — Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is pleased to announce the opening of the next phase of Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya, a two-part centennial exhibition celebrating the estate’s history through contemporary art. Phase II will venture into the estate’s gardens and leisure spaces. The opening reception for this exciting, archive-driven exhibition takes place on Tuesday, November 29, at 7:00 p.m. and is one of many events honoring the estate’s 100th birthday.

Much like Vizcaya founder James Deering, who incorporated commissioned contemporary artworks in his vision for the estate, Vizcaya Curator Gina Wouters envisioned this contemporary exhibit as a vehicle to revive forgotten aspects of Vizcaya’s history.

"Following the tradition of James Deering’s patronage, we’ve commissioned local artists who have a unique perspective on Vizcaya’s place in Miami’s cultural landscape to bring back lost elements of the estate’s original design," says Gina Wouters, Curator of Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. “Through the Lost Spaces project we truly integrate our Contemporary Arts Program within the aesthetic and interpretive framework of the historic site.”

This second installation of Lost Spaces features local artists creating works in four areas related to Vizcaya’s gardens and leisure spaces: the Casba, South Property, the Casino, and Basement Recreational Rooms. Like Phase I, these projects highlight elements of Vizcaya that no longer exist or are inaccessible to the public. 

The Casba is a small, exotic pavilion that was originally part of Vizcaya’s southern gardens and is now on the grounds of the Archdiocese of Miami. Leyden Rodriguez Casanova’s piece will create an architectural reference to the Casba that appears as either unfinished or deconstructed, depending on the viewer’s perspective. Mira Lehr and Yara Travieso’s installation will personify Vizcaya as Queen Dido, the first queen of Carthage according to ancient Greek and Roman writers. Their work will be activated through performances, and evoke the exotic wildlife that once existed on the South Property. Kerry Phillips will create an installation for the winding white marble staircase in the Shop and Café area that once served as quick access for Deering and his guests from the East Loggia to the recreational rooms. The project will consist of found furniture installed with a sense of movement suggesting that the pieces are rushing down the stairs. Brookhart Jonquil is developing a piece for the two rooms in the Casino on the Garden Mound. This piece will focus on the original fixtures in the rooms, while using architecture and light as a bridge between the physical and immaterial. His work will also speculatively reference the daily activities that might have taken place in those spaces. 

The Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya exhibit has been extended and will remain on view through October 9, 2017. Included in the exhibition is the earlier phase that opened in May 2016 and features works inside Vizcaya’s Main House and Moat by artists Juraj Kojs, Duane Brant, Lucinda Linderman, David Rohn, Frances Trombly, Amanda Keeley and Magnus Sigurdarson. For more information, please visit www.vizcaya.org or call 305-250-9188.

"Earth SOS" 2016-2018 Traveling Exhibition


The "Earth SOS" traveling exhibition will begin at Flomenhaft Gallery with an exhibit of 10 artists’ works from September 8 - October 22, 2016

The goal of this exhibit is to portray art that awakens the public. The works will be by artists that are passionate about the decay of our environment and the future for our selves and generations yet unborn. Highlighting this important topic will make an effort to help save us all from an ecological apocalypse.  

Image: Mira Lehr, Coral Accretion 1 and 2, 2016, Resin, Copper Mesh, Steel Wire, Corals, Zip Ties, 32 x 30 x 14 inches

Vizcaya "Lost Spaces & Stories" Commission for 2016


The artist's latest venture is the Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya commission for 2016. Part performance, part installation, referring to a baroque opera happening within the mangroves. Mira Lehr and Yara Travieso’s installation will personify Vizcaya as Queen Dido, the first queen of Carthage according to ancient Greek and Roman writers. Their work will be activated through performances, and evoke the exotic wildlife that once existed on the South Property.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is pleased to present Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya, a two-part exhibition on view from May 2016 through October 2017, in conjunction with Vizcaya’s centennial.

THE INSPIRATION
The inspiration for the exhibition is closely tied to Vizcaya’s history, as the property has traditionally been home to commissioned work by contemporary artists. While we know much about the estate’s history, many of Vizcaya’s compelling spaces and stories have disappeared. Lost Spaces will showcase installations in and around the Main House and gardens that aim to bring these lost spaces and stories “back to life.”

AN EXHIBITION IN TWO PHASES
Phase I of Lost Spaces is on view through October 2017 and features projects that relate to Vizcaya’s Moat, Map Racks, Staff Life and Lost Decorated Rooms. Phase II, on view from November 2016 through October 2017, will focus on four recreational spaces and highlight elements of Vizcaya’s original design intent that no longer exist. These include the Casba, South Property, the Casino and Basement Recreational Rooms. The Casba is a small, exotic pavilion that was originally part of Vizcaya’s southern gardens and is now on the grounds of the Archdiocese of Miami.

"Second Nature" OPENING at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden


Mira Lehr
Second Nature
July 23 – October 2, 2016
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Adam R. Rose & Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center
10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Open everyday from 9:30am until 4:30pm

Mira Lehr’s work is a meditation on the natural world—more on what things do, than how they look.
 
Her connection with South Florida’s unique landscape and its complex relationship to both human and natural forces has been a constant influence on her work. Lehr brings the fragile qualities of nature to the fore through her use of materials. Gunpowder-burned trails as roots and blooming organic forms are juxtaposed in her visual narratives.
 
The creation of art within Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offers a synergy where nature and art are intertwined. It captures the imagination of the human spirit, and ideally, we see our existence linked with nature. Lehr hopes to take the viewer into an exploratory journey capturing the spirit of the vulnerable enigma that lives amongst us.
 
Second Nature is influenced by the concepts of creation and destruction, the hard edge versus the soft focus, the yin and the yang, as well as the harmonious and the enigmatic.

Image: Mira Lehr, Approaching the Singularity (triptych), 2016
Ignited Fuses, Gunpowder, Resin, Inks, & Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 22 feet
 
 
 

CITYarts Benefit Auction "Make a Difference Through the Arts"


Auction Description
CITYarts is celebrating 48 years of empowering youth to transform their communities and their lives through the creation of public art.  The benefit is also honoring four amazing women, Virginia Zabriskie, Eleanor Flomenhaft, Nada Anid and Cheryl Wills.  All proceeds benefit CITYarts’ mission to "Make a Difference Through the Arts." CITYarts Benefit Auction was held from May 11-17, 2016

Lot Closed - SOLD

Description: 

Mira Lehr, Stone Flowers (Edition 1 of 10), 2015
Water based screen print, 38.5 x 27 inches

 

Florida Grand Opera


Showing the work of Mira Lehr at the Adrienne Arsht Center, during the run of the new Opera, The Passenger. The pieces will be installed from April 2nd-April 10th, in the Donor Room.
This image, "The Passenger", was created specially for the opera.

Lehr Speaks Before Boca Museum Collectors Council & Director, Irvin Lippman


Mira Lehr spoke for the Boca Museum Collectors Council and Museum Director, Irvin Lippman, on Wednesday, March 2nd, at the Rosenbaum Gallery. There, four of her resin Jellyfish were greatly admired while she explained different parts of her art making processes. 

A pleasant luncheon followed the morning's presentation. Mira shared the spotlight with another female artist, as she values opportunities to build the community of women in the art world

OPENING Tuesday, February 16th - "Between the Meadow and the Moon"


Between the Meadow and the Moon, an ongoing site-specific installation—including paintings, rugs and sculptures—opens on February 16, 2016 at 6pm. 

Temple Beth Sholom is deeply honored to open 2016 by presenting Miami-based, internationally exhibited and acclaimed artist and sculptor, Mira Lehr. A key feature is the 12x40 foot window made of poured resins. It continues Lehr's focus on the South Florida landscape and the state of our environment.
 
Arc of Nature, her most recently published book, will be available for purchase at this event*. This is a once in a lifetime not-to-be-missed opportunity for all lovers of art and beauty to expand their vision and interact with the artist and her work in our Welcome Center. The wine and hors d’oeuvres reception honoring Ms. Lehr will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 16th and all are invited. *All of Ms. Lehr’s work is available for purchase.
 

Official Art Basel Miami Beach Studio Visit at Mira Lehr Studio


Art Basel Miami Beach
MIRA LEHR STUDIO VISIT

Friday, December 4, 9 - 12 noon 
Downtown Art House 
100 NE 11th Street, Miami, FL 33132

New works will be featured including 
Mira Lehr
Sprouting 
Resin, Japanese Paper, Ink, Steel, Plexi
48 X 26 inches
2015


Mira Lehr | Works on Paper at INK Miami Art Fair


INK Miami Art Fair 
MIRA LEHR - WORKS ON PAPER

December 2 - 6, 2015

Flying Horse Editions features a selection of works representing Lehr's ongoing experiments with gunpowder, fuses, Japanese paper, woodblock and collage.


               


                
Mira Lehr, Follow Me, 25 x 22 inches, woodblock, ink, hand drawing, collage on paper, 2011/2014. 
 

The Vizcaya Museum Lost Spaces Commission for 2016


Fall 2016 - "Laid in Earth", performance and installation; awarded a commission celebrating the Centennial, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL
 
Artist & Set Designer - Mira Lehr
Director & Choreographer - Yara Travieso

Exhibition at J. Johnson Gallery


"Bloom" is on view from September 11 through November 5, 2015 in Jacksonville Beach, FL
 
Image: Captiva Island, 2015, Resin, Steel Wire, dyed and burned Japanese Paper, Copper Mesh, 38 x 35 x 10 inches

Elisa Turner Reviews "Arc of Nature" in Hamptons Art Hub


Arc of Nature opened at the Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea last week. Coinciding with the exhibition is a 220 page monograph that covers the scope of Lehr's career. The book includes essays by Eleanor Heartney, and Interviews by Irving Sandler. Arc of Nature is available through Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press and can be ordered through the gallery.

Award winning art writer and journalist Elisa Turner has reviewed Lehr's work in a recent article published in the Hamptons Art Hub. To read full article visit: http://hamptonsarthub.com/2015/05/18/mira-lehr-navigating-subtropical-floridas-vast-arc-of-nature/

The exhibition Arc of Nature continues at the Flomenhaft Gallery until June 27th. For more information visit http://www.flomenhaftgallery.com .

Publication of Monograph, MIRA LEHR: ARC OF NATURE


Mira Lehr: Arc of Nature
Publication: Spring 2015
11 x 12", 200 pages, hardcover
Published by Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press
Essays by Eleanor Heartney
Interviews by Irving Sandler
Foreword  by Thom Collins

Mira Lehr has been called "the mistress of light" by 60 Minutes correspondent, Morley Safer, "the spiritual heir to O'Keeffe," in the London Times Literary Supplement and "a painter not of this world" by Oxford poet, Kelley Grovier.

As a young female artist in the '50s and '60s, Lehr was at the forefront of abstract expressionism and the New York School having studied with the Billmyers, Hans Hoffmann and Motherwell. Lehr was born in Brooklyn and studied art, art history and philosophy at Vassar College. She later became a force in the mobilization of women artists in cities like Miami, where she co-founded the Continuum Gallery. Lehr was chosen as an original participant with Buckminster Fuller on the first World Game Scenario Project at the New York Studio School. 

Mira Lehr: Arc of Nature presents Lehr's work and career as an artist continuing over five decades. The artist's expression of nature through various media is explored by Eleanor Heartney, arts and cultural critic. Heartney analyzes Lehr's work, her background and the process involved in her artistry as well as her drive as a woman artist. The book also features a 2014 interview conducted by Irving Sandler, art historian, writer and critic at Lehr's home in Miami Beach and a Foreword by Thom Collins, Director of the Miami Art Museum. Lehr's own writing and reflections throughout the book reveal her metaphysical nature. Mira Lehr, Nature in Art, a beautiful large format art book features over 100 images of Lehr's art - compelling paintings, sculpture and video in brilliant color.


"Windows" was included at the American Embassy in Mexico City


"Windows", a large-scale painting, was included at the American Embassy in Mexico City and is now going to be included in the permanent collection at the American Embassy in Washington D.C.

Image: Earl Anthony Wayne, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, admires my painting in between the American and Mexican flags at his residence in Mexico City.

Arc of Nature (May 2015)


Solo Exhibition
Arc of Nature
Flomenhaft Gallery, NYC
May 7 - June 27, 2015

"Mira Lehr’s painting is well-known and highly regarded in Florida but not in New York.  She has had a number of successful shows here but the perception of her body of work and its development is fragmentary.

The current exhibition at the Flomenhaft Gallery should rectify this lack of knowledge and accord Lehr’s remarkable body of work the acclaim it deserves."

- Irving Sandler, 2015



Mapping Nature (January 2015)


Solo exhibition
Mapping Nature
Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton
January 15 - February 18, 2015

Image: Installation view at Rosenbaum Contemporary

The Intersection of the Digital and the Physical World (April 2015)

Group Exhibition
The Intersection of the Digital and the Physical World
Reserve Space
Brooklyn, NY
April 10, 2015 - May 2, 2015


Mapping Nature: A Mira Lehr Retrospective (January 2015)


Rosenbaum Contemporary
Mapping Nature: A Mira Lehr Retrospective 
January 15, 2015 - February 18, 2015

Image: Mira Lehr, Tree Coral, 2014
Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 54"

Contemporary Florida (January 2015)

Contemporary Florida
Watson MacRae Gallery
Sanibel Island, FL
January - February 2015

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Installation (November 2014)


Installation at the Science Village
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
November 2014
Oceania Vegetatta, 2015
Mixed media on canvas, 96 x 96"

Downtown ArtHouse (December 2014)

Solo Exhibition
Downtown ArtHouse
Artists' Exchange Prints
Miami, FL
December 2014

Official Tour of Art Basel (December 2014)

Official Tour of Art Basel
Mira Lehr Projects
Downtown ArtHouse, Miami, FL
December 2014

Downtown ArtHouse (October 2014)


Check out my new studio!
Mira Lehr Projects
Downtown ArtHouse
Miami, Florida

Women Only (January 2014)


Women Only

Flomenhaft Gallery: January 9 - February 22, 2014

Artists in the exhibition: Emma Amos, Mira Lehr, Faith Ringgold, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Carrie Mae Weems


Art Basel Studio Visits Presents Mira Lehr (December 2013)


Art Basel Artist Studio Visits
Miami Beach
December 5 - 8, 2013 


Pull of Tide (October 2013)


Pull of Tide
Kelley Roy Gallery: October - November 2013 

Image: Mira Lehr, Tidal Equation, 2013, steel wire, resin, burned Japanese paper, ink and copper mesh, 75 x 55 x 16"

The most eye-catching piece in an exhibit filled with quite a few of them, Mira Lehr’s “The Pull of the Tide” at Kelley Roy Gallery, is a huge tapestry covering one wall. As the title refers to, all these new works from the long-established artist relate to the tides, the organisms of the ocean, and our precarious relationship waters as they continue to rise and threaten all waterfronts across the globe.

This particular work, called “Diel Migration,” is made partially from jute hemp, which is used to cover land to keep it from eroding; it looks like very heavy netting. Woven into this is shiny copper, manipulated red Japanese paper that look like sea “flowers” or coral, and bright-colored resin splotches. The total effect resembles that bed of seaweed you stumble upon while walking the beach, which has caught debris from the sea in its web — maybe formerly alive creatures and stuff discarded from a ship. Or maybe a view of plankton rising to the surface — diel are a form of plankton.

Across the room is another stunning piece, this time with subdued coloring, which includes white light bulbs, rust-colored Japanese paper, and video of waves crashing up side down. The paper-covered wood panel is curved to resemble a wave, and hanging within its “frame” are variously sized light bulbs that are used to grow coral. They are off, while tiny bulbs provide the actual lighting. The shadows are remarkable.

In fact shadows play a big part in many of the pieces here, especially the series of colored resin and Japanese-paper works that look like jelly fish; as the light pours through the clear parts of the pieces, it casts shadows of the images against the wall. Jelly fish, by the way, as Lehr points out, have the ability to regenerate and are being studied by scientists for that property. As the oceans encroach on our man-made environment, as we depopulate the seas by over-fishing, here, she suggests by these works, is a ray of hope.

The two major sculptures reference the impact of tides and winds. “Coriolis” is the title of one, which is the term for the effect of winds on weather patterns, especially hurricanes and typhoons. It’s a beautiful work, with two large, gray oval opposing resin pieces tied together with steel mesh on which hang small, colorful bits that resemble flowers being tossed and turned in the wind. The other, “Tidal Equation,” includes a half moon and more swirling motion.It would be a shame to miss out on an exhibit so relevant to our South Florida world.

Monograph to be published (Spring 2015)

Monograph about Mira Lehr to be published Spring 2015

Hard Press Editions and Hudson Hills Press


Fathom (March 2013)


Fathom
Flomenhaft Gallery: March 14 - April 27, 2013
Image: Solitary Guest VI, 2012, resin, ink, metal chain and plexi, 18 x 15"
Included in Leonard A. Lauder Collection, New York, NY

Tropic of Capricorn Featured in LUXE Magazine


LUXE Florida Issue 17 

Winter 2012 - 2013 


Tropic of Capricorn 

48" x 75" 

mixed media on canvas with gunpowder


Mira Lehr featured on the cover of Florida Grand Opera (2012)


Image: Scarlett, 2006, woodblock, hand drawing, collage, and burnt paper


Cover Image

Florida Grand Opera

Season 72, 2012



Miami Art Museum acquires Vegetata Mirabellis


Image: Vegatatta Mirabellis, 2011, Wood Block, Gunpowder, Wire, Acrylic, Ink on Japanese Paper, 96 x 96"

Please click image for video interview


Review by Mark S. Price for Sculpture Magazine


The October 2012 issue of Sculpture Magazine has published a review of Mira Lehr’s sculpture Indefinite Integral



Mira Lehr’s ‘Tequila Sunrise’ and ‘Apparation’ referenced in the Sunday Times Literary Supplement


Author Kelly Grovier writes about Modernism at the Art institute of Chicago and references contemporary painter Mira Lehr.


"This is a book teeming with connections, where the seven luminous O'Keeffe paintings include here (representing her development throughout the 1920's) profit from their proximity to the diaphanous power of the Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas's gouache and graphite "Study for 'Aspects of Negro Life: The Negro in an African Setting'" (1934). Taken together, O'Keeffe's apotheosis of the petal and Douglas's layering of angled light (what he calls "visual emanations") clear a space in which their spiritual heir, the contemporary New York artist Mira Lehr, can construct radiant works such as "Tequila Sunrise I" and "Apparition" (both 2007). Through the story of American modernism is in many ways the resistance by members of one movement to the emphases and ideologies of another - Regionalism vs Surrealism, Realism vs Expressionism - the thrust of the catalogue is one of a surprisingly coherent genealogy of spirit from which the reader can better appreciate how Arshile Gorky's smears make way for Cy Twombly's scribbles and how the cerebral geometry of Robert Motherwell primes us for the materialities of Sean Scully"


'Salon 2009' article printed in ArtNews


Mona Molarsky reviews Flomenhaft show ‘Salon 2009’ a Summer show which exhibits Mira Lehr’s work. 

 


'New Works' @ Flomenhaft Gallery


Join Mira Lehr for the opening of New Works at Flomenhaft Gallery in Chelsea. The show runs from March 12th - April 25th. 


'November Light' @ Park Avenue Armory, NY


Mira Lehr’s painting November Light will be shown at the Park Avenue Armory this December, for the Art20 Exhibition.


'Cloister' on the cover of Poets of the Psalms


Mira Lehr’s painting Cloister is on the cover of Poets of the Psalms, a collection of poetry inspired by the psalms. Published by Trinity University Press.


New York Sun article features image of Mira Lehr's Tequila Sunrise painting


Mira Lehr’s painting Tequila Sunrise was featured in the New York Sun article by David Cohen. 


Barnes Jewish Hospital purchases 'Savannah'

Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri acquires Mira Lehr’s painting Savannah for their collection.


Fuji Moon acquired by the Bass Museum of Art


Fuji Moon a triptych work by Mira Lehr was recently included in the permanent collection of the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach.


Sun Sentinel features 'Spider Dance'


The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Exhibition, In the Eye of the Beholder includes selected artists from the Gallery Center. Mira Lehr’s painting Spider Dance is included among these works and was featured in the Sun Sentinel’s article on the show. 


'Azure Melody' purchased for Seaside Banks


The triptych Azure Melody new paintings by Mira Lehr have recently been purchased to be included in the corporate collection of Seaside Banks in Florida.


'Cosmic Energy' new acquisition of Sloan Kettering Memorial


Sloan Kettering Memorial has recently purchased Mira Lehr’s Cosmic Energy. The painting will be housed at the main entrance of their new building in New York.


Mira Lehr's work at the American Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria


Chain Reaction a painting by Mira Lehr will be Exhibited in Sofia, Bulgaria as part of the American Art in Embassies program. 


'Dreamscapes' DVD produced by Simon & Goodman Picture Company


Following the Dreamscapes exhibition at Flomenhaft Gallery, a DVD featuring Mira Lehr’s works and several interviews by artists and critics has been produced by Academy award nominees Simon & Goodman Picture Company.


Artist's Profile featured in Miami Contemporary Artists


Mira Lehr’s work will be featured in the Miami Contemporary Artists book, edited by Julie Davidow and Paul Clemence.


'Dreamscapes' catalog released on the occasion of Mira Lehr's exhibition @ Flomenhaft Gallery, NYC


Mira Lehr’s exhibition Dreamscapesopens in Chelsea this week and runs through October 12th.


Mira Lehr's home and studio featured in Home & Design Magazine


The Miami Herald’s magazine Home & Design features a spread of Mira Lehr’s home and studio this month. See below for full spread.


Winner of 'New American Paintings' 2007 Summer Edition


Mira Lehr’s work will be featured in this Summer’s edition of New American Paintings juried by Charlotta Kotik of the Brooklyn Museum.


Mira Lehr's work featured in Miami Home & Decor Magazine


Various works by Mira Lehr were featured in the most recent volume ofMiami Home & Decor Magazine


Mira Lehr lecture @ Vassar College about experience with Bucky Fuller's World Game Project




Mira Lehr's painting show in Condo Living Magazine


Condo Living Magazine has featured one of Mira Lehr’s paintings in their latest issue. See below for full spread.


Interview featured in Distinction Magazine


Saxon Henry interviews Mira Lehr in this issue of Distinction Magazine, Long Island.  Lehr speaks about her collaboration with Stephanie Odegard. See below for full spread.


'Moon and Bellflower Variations' printed on the occasion of Mira Lehr's exhibition @ Paradeisos Odegard


Mira Lehr’s exhibition Moon and Bellflower Variations opens during art Basel this week at Paradeisos Odegard. A catalog of the work with an introduction by Sue scott has been printed for the occasion. 


Collaborative rug produced with Stephanie Odegard featured in DHome Magazine


DHome Magazine of Dallas/Ft. Worth has featured an Odegard rug inspired by Mira Lehr’s designs. See full spread below.


'In the Shadow of the Moon' acquired for the Lehman Loeb Collection


The Lehman Loeb Permanent Collection at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York has recently acquired Mira Lehr’s Painting In the Shadow of the Moon.


'Two Moons of Hidden Meaning' purchased by SunTrust Banks


SunTrust Banks in Florida has recently acquired a diptych by Mira Lehr to be housed in their corporate collection.


Mira Lehr's artist book included in Turning Pages


Turning Pages a publication based in South Florida, has included Mira Lehr’s Artist Book inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s World Game concept. See below for full spread.


'Affinities With the East' Catalog released on the occasion of Exhibition @Elaine Baker Gallery


Mira Lehr’s exhibition Affinites with the East open at Elaine Baker Gallery in Boca Raton. A catalog of works and an essay by Roberto Juarez has been printed on the occasion of the exhibition.


Lehr Residence featured in landscape architect Dan Kiley's Book


Master landscape architect Dan Kiley worked closely with Mira Lehr to re-design the Lehr residence. Below is a spread from Kiley’s collection or works.

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