QED Gravity #2

More Works By Yvonne Lammerich Acrylic on Canvas 1989
101 × 72 in 256.54 × 182.88 cm
103 × 73.75 in 261.62 × 187.33 cm

About QED Gravity #2

This intriguing colourful contemporary painting so impressively large in scale and architectural in form is by Canada’s Yvonne Lammerich. Recognized both nationally and internationally for her provocative abstract artwork, at first glance, this painting appears as a brick wall.
Rendered in a contrasting light and dark palette of blues, sienna, red and golden yellow every alternate brick is painted with metallic pigments that reflect light. This creates the illusion of movement from the viewer’s perspective.
The brickwork is arched at the top—a distinct historical, architectural reference and is broken open in the center to reveal a black space with calligraphic-like details in bright red and white. This is one of a series—two of which grace the permanent collection in the Musée du Québec.

"Each painting employs references to historical architectural arch structures and my associated colour memories.” Yvonne Lammerich

“The proximity of the work allows us to discover in each of the bricks a universe of textures and light which distances us from our initial perception. We are thus led to physically and mentally cover the distance separating us from the image. From a distance, the work appears finished, up close it confronts us with infinity.” Michel Nadeau, Chefs-D'oeuvre de la Collection, Québec, Musée du Québec

Yvonne Lammerich was born in Germany in 1946. She emigrated with her family to Canada in 1959. Lammerich attended the Ontario College of Art and received a master’s in art history from Concordia University in Quebec. She furthered her studies and acquired a Ph.D. from the Université du Québec à Montréal. While pursuing her own art, she also taught at York University, OCAD University, the University of Lethbridge, and Zayed University in Dubai. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and is held in numerous private and public collections.