Mira Lehr has been selected to exhibit her work at the American Embassies in Bangladesh. It will remain there for two years, during the term of the current ambassador. Her new work addresses environmental issues that concern our planet.
Mira Lehr was chosen as the artist to install her work in the VIP patient rooms and VIP waiting room, a total of 27 works. As a well known artist whose work is featured in many hospitals, it was thought that this would create a beneficial aura in patients’ surroundings.
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“The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Presntes: Mira Lehr: Tracing the Red Thread September 6, 2018 – November 4, 2018 In Greek Mythology, Ariadne’s Thread was a tool that helped Theseus make his way through a complex labyrinth guarded by a vicious minotaur. As Theseus entered the maze, he unraveled the red thread given to him by Ariadne, conquered the minotaur, and followed the thread back out to victory. The exhibition Tracing the Red Thread, a large-scale multi-media installation by Mira Lehr will pay homage to the metaphor of navigating through complex systems found in nature in search of personal insight. A site-specific marine rope will wind through the main gallery transposing a pattern of mangrove roots into a vertical cathedral-like structure that culminates in the center. Traces of the marine rope will be included in the exterior galleries as a sort of “Ariadne’s thread” that guides the viewer and connects the labyrinth to other works in the show. The mangrove structure will engage the general public in the meditative experience of walking a labyrinth while bringing attention to the fact that these native trees are at risk. Overall this exhibition will reflect on nature’s beauty and themes of personal discovery, while promoting a sense of reverence toward our environment.”
“Tracing the Red Thread is a museum-wide installation divided into four rooms. In the main area, mangrove sculptures rise up from the floor and majestically stretch up to the ceiling. Each tree is connected to another with mangrove-like arms, holding the other up while protecting life nestled between its branches. If you physically follow the red thread, you too will be embraced by Mother Mangrove.”
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'Tracing the Red Thread' at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
Through Nov. 4, 2018
South Florida-based abstract expressionist Mira Lehr takes on the region’s endangered marine ecosystem in a multimedia exhibition in Miami this fall. Visitors will follow a red thread on the floor through two- and three-dimensional works created using burnt fuse lines, gunpowder, resin, Japanese rice paper, dyes and jewelry. The works depict the coral reef, jellyfish and mangroves – marine life at risk due to climate change.
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