Special Exhibition at Farleys

Special Exhibition at Farleys

Surrealist Lee Miller

Surrealist before she knew of the movement. Lee Miller was one of the most original photographic artists of the 20th century, her Surrealist eye informed everything she did.  Lee Miller’s work presents the world in a way that encourages us to view it in a different manner. This exhibition is an attestation to Lee Miller’s Surrealist way of seeing

Lee Miller was ‘Caustically brilliant, yet totally loyal, unpretentious, human and intolerant of sham. She was a consummate artist and a consummate clown; at once an upstate New York hick and cosmopolitan grande dame; a cold, soignee fashion model and a hoyden…She was a mechanical ‘tinker’, in the sense that her friend [the artist] Alexander Calder called  himself ‘just a tinker’. She was the nearest thing I knew to a mid-20th century renaissance woman’

David E. Scherman, LIFE photographer

 

This retrospective exhibition ranges from Lee Miller’s early Surrealist work in Paris through the many chapters of her life including her time as a war correspondent.

One of the Lee Miller Archives internationally touring shows. It has been exhibited in museums in Italy, Spain, Sweden and Mexico. This selection was curated by her son Antony Penrose, co-founder of the Lee Miller Archives who has been researching, lecturing and writing about his mother’s legacy for over 40 years.