Marie Le Lievre

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1968

Cerulean Slipping

  • 2014
  • Oil on canvas
  • Purchased 2014
  • 1640 x 1850mm
  • 2014/045

Marie Le Lievre’s paintings persuade and frustrate the eye, gracefully sidestepping our inclination to fasten them down with meanings. In this work, recently acquired for the collection, the intense, heavenly blue of the title gives way to a more turbulent and uncertain – though no less beautiful – surface.

(Unseen: The Changing Collection, 18 December 2015 – 19 June 2016)

Exhibition History