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"
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