Since 2009, Galerie Lefebvre & Fils - thanks to its director, Louis Lefebvre, an informed collector of contemporary art and design - has presented the works of great contemporary artists such as Ettore Sottsass, Ron Nagle and more recently Roger Herman and José Sierra but it is also committed to promoting the young artistic scene with exhibitions by Anabel Juarez, Nick Weddell and Miguel Ortega Delgado. The gallery is resolutely engaged today in contemporary creation alongside international contemporary artists.
Louis Lefebvre opened in September 2015 The Residency in Versailles.
Lefebvre & Fils Gallery is pleased to present, during Paris Internationale, the first solo-show in France of the young American and Los Angeles based artist Molly McDonald.
«Dandelion Weeds» is a series of works that reimagine the notion of rest and contentment. Each piece was made to aid inactivity and provide an oppurtunity for restlessness. The surfaces are landscapes that are artificially constructed, meaning, they aren’t mirrors to specific environments. Rather, the works are the result of an imagination informed by reality. The legs that kneel, stand, and flex around the stools are an account of my own movement. They dance from snake covered fences to an abandoned birthday party and back to a field of dandelions where you can sit, hang your coat, and put your purse down. The absurd, chromatic furniture that inhabits Dandelion Weeds, invites viewers to an expansive state of euphoria and restfulness.
Molly McDonald (b.1997) is a ceramic artist born and raised in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. They use contradiction, hyperbole, and jest, to examine the entanglement of lived experience and new growth.
McDonald has held residence at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and was awarded the chance to attend Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. They hold a BFA in Ceramics from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture and participated in the University of Arkansas’ post-baccalaureate program from 2019-2021. McDonald is currently pursuing their Master of Fine Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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