6 FEBRUARY to 14 MARCH 2015

Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Medrie MacPhee. Drawing elements from the material world's fractured and discordant face, architectural elements, electric colours and signage, her paintings are symphonic images of recreated forms conjured out of chaos and collapse.

Medrie MacPhee was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has resided in New York City since 1978. She received a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has been the recipient of grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts. She has also been a resident at MacDowell and the American Academy in Rome and spent four months in Berlin as the recipient of a John Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2009. MacPhee has been selected for the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts in NYC (March 12 - April 15, 2015).

Her work can be found in major institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Art Gallery of Ontario; the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; and private collections in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

MacPhee has taught at Columbia University, Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, and Sarah Lawrence College, and is currently the Sherri Burt Hennessey Artist-In-Residence at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

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Medrie MacPhee The Force of Things
The Force of Things, 2014
oil on panel
36" x 42"

Medrie MacPhee Lasso
Lasso, 2014
oil on canvas
39" x 47"

Medrie MacPhee The First Cut is the Deepest
The First Cut is the Deepest, 2014
oil on canvas
74" x 80"

Medrie MacPhee Bayou
Bayou, 2013
mixed media on paper
30" x 37"

Medrie MacPhee Bayou II
Bayou II, 2014
oil on panel
30" x 40"

Medrie MacPhee The Look
The Look, 2014
oil on panel
16" x 20"

Medrie MacPhee The New House
The New House, 2014
oil on panel
16" x 20"

Medrie MacPhee RummageRummage, 2014
mixed media on paper
30" x 44"

Medrie MacPhee Unsteady Conclusion
An Unsteady Conclusion, 2014
oil on panel
16" x 20"