Eyes on the Road – Preston Utley

Date: November 5, 2021

Time: 7pm - 11pm

Location: Leon

Book Release Party and Pop-Up Exhibition

November 4th – 6th

Leon is proud to present a pop-up exhibition from Thursday, November 4th through Saturday, November 6th, to celebrate the release of Preston Utley’s new photography book, “Eyes on the Road”. The exhibition will feature large scale prints of the images published in the book.

Preston Utley is an American photographer working primarily in Denver, Colorado. He has been documenting the American West and the American road trip for the last decade. Focusing his camera on the relationship between people and the landscape, his work captures a region transformed by transportation, tourism, and development, clinging to old myths and Hollywood clich├ęs.

Utley’s work has recently been presented in group exhibitions, including The Act of Selection at Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Masquerading at the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) in Aurora, Colorado, and Photoville’s The Fence in Denver, Colorado. Additionally, he has exhibited in numerous juried exhibitions and been featured online at LenScratch.com. He hosts workshops regularly with the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. In addition, he volunteers with Pablove, an organization that teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography.

Since 2013, Utley has been annually self-publishing a series titled The Snapshot Diaries, exploring his vision throughout the year. His 2016 edition is in the permanent collection at the Phoenix Art Museum. This fall, his series Eyes on the Road, featuring work centered around the American road trip and the Southwest, will be published as a Peanut Portfolio with Peanut Press Books and exhibited at Leon Gallery in Denver, Colorado.