Lucie Reeves-Smith

Lucie Reeves-Smith is an emerging arts writer based in Sydney. A Contemporary Art Specialist at Deutscher and Hackett, Lucie has researched and written about a broad range of Australian and international art. Her writing has also been published in Vault magazine. She holds an MA in Art History from UCL, Belgium. She has worked with various art institutions in Sydney since 2014, including Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and with private art advisory firms Tutela Capital and LoveArt International.

The Promised Land

Michael Armitage

By Lucie Reeves-Smith — 13 August, 2019

A fortnight of equatorial downpours preceded the opening of Michael Armitage’s solo exhibition, The Promised Land, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. With a heavy blanket of humidity cast across the city, this oppressive atmosphere seemed to sit comfortably alongside the bright colours and rotting surfaces of his paintings. Slick and warm, the…