The disembodied plaster, clay, and fiber figures in Laura Shill’s sculptural installation, Future Self Storage, reach, tumble, and spill throughout Leon Gallery, resisting the vessels that try to contain them while grasping at something perpetually beyond reach. As an installation artist, Shill employs repetition of form and accumulation over time to create environments that immerse visitors and engage the sensorial experience of touch.
ORPHEUS – Scott McCormick
“Orpheus” is the culmination of a year and a half of work from artist Scott McCormick. Mining the subject matter, compositional geometry, and visual aesthetic of 19th century French academic painters like Bouguereau, Cabanel, and Tissot, McCormick’s epic work defines an emerging and innovative photographic style.
Unarmed – Raafi Rivero
Leon Gallery is proud to welcome back Raafi Rivero for the first gallery exhibition of his powerful social justice project, Unarmed. Unarmed is an ongoing series of sport jerseys in memoriam of black victims of police violence.
Horror Vacui – new works by Diego Rodriguez-Warner
In order to comply with new health restrictions set forth by the City and County of Denver, beginning Friday, November 20th, we will require private appointments to view Diego Rodriguez-Warner’s exhibition, Horror Vacui. Please follow this link to our appointment scheduler: https://leongallery.org/gallery-visit-horror-vacui/ or call 303-832-1599.
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral – Lindsay Smith Gustave & Marsha Mack
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral is a two person collaborative exhibition two years in the making. Artists Lindsay Smith Gustave and Marsha Mack hybridize their disparate practices to ruminate on questions of nature versus human nature, each uniquely analyzing the formation and function of our domestic surroundings. Natural elements—animal, vegetable, and mineral—are thematic foundations of this exhibition, utilized to portray the interaction with and memories of our domestic environment when they are no longer ‘of nature.’ Works by Gustave and Mack depict these elements as signifiers of extravagance, perceived value, and false comfort in a changing world. Spanning seasonal and massive global change, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral has taken on new meaning in this year of pandemic and quarantine as exercises in isolation and criticism of creature comforts.
Human Currency is a collection of works that confronts institutional racism in the representation of the cowrie seashell. Each piece addresses a contemporary issue that signifies deep rooted historical practices of slavery, racism, fertility, womanhood, birth, and wealth. The cowrie shell is the symbol of life; Jasmine Abena Colgan uses the shell to share her belief that through womanhood, we will develop the change in the world that is needed today. A simplistic form portrays a beautiful depiction as a metaphor, which is vocalized through the African perspective in artistic material.
Black in Denver
Artist Bio: Denver-based photographer, Narkita Gold has been honing her skills in digital photography since 2009. She’s passionate about arts and culture and finds inspiration in the human experience, city life, and architecture. She’s currently profiling the city’s movers, shakers, and every day folks about the Black experience in the Mile High City in her […]
Please Stand By
A small gift of beauty & art for the world in our windows along 17th and Park Avenue. Work by: Jared David Paul Anderson; Camille Rose Shortridge; Michael Dowling
Was, Is, Will Be – Leon’s 3rd Annual Performance Art Series
Was, Is, Will Be is Leon’s 3rd Annual Performance Art Series, broadcasting remotely throughout the month of May, 2020, and during the stay-at-home/safer-at-home orders of Governor Polis and Mayor Hancock. Artists were provided an honorarium to create a work of pre-recorded video or prepare a performance for live streaming. As the various works are premiered […]
Kevin Frances – Man in the Moon
Kevin Frances Man In The Moon February 15th – March 28th, 2020 Join us as we celebrate the Colorado debut of Kevin Frances (NYC) for Mo’ Print: Month of Printmaking. Photo credit: Amanda Tipton Photography website: http://www.kevinfrances.com/ Statement: Objects are spread across a table: books, bills, an almost empty cup of coffee, a note to […]