Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Calgary 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.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, MacPhee completed her B.F.A. at the Nova Scotia College of Art. Her first trip to New York took place as a part of a class trip from Halifax in 1976. She had never entertained the idea of moving to New York, but as soon as she saw the city she fell in love with it. In 1978 MacPhee moved to New York following her graduation and has resided there since.

Her work can be found in major institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario; and private collections in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Medrie 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 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 The Thin Veneer of Gravity
The Thin Veneer of Gravity, 2014
oil on canvas
43" x 52"

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 Rummage
Rummage, 2014
mixed media on paper
30" x 44"

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