This collection of images at Leon Art Gallery is the result of over two years making photos at 20 homes and 60+ concerts. Each photograph was printed by me and mounted on figured maple boards. Polaroid photographs made on expired film hang in between the home and stage pieces. In all, there are nearly 70 images plus a projected slideshow of outtakes from the project.
36 Views of the Lion’s Lair – Gary Isaacs
Home in Denver several weeks later, I was walking past the Lions Lair for the zillionth time when it spontaneously occurred to me that it might be interesting to make a series of photographs all anchored by at least some portion of the Lions Lair façade . . . “36 Views of the Lions Lair” . It’s as simple as that.
Lament – Lauri Lynnxe Murphy
The lament is one of our oldest art forms, left to turn to when our grief and horror overcomes us. These works are my lament, for a planet we have abused and bled dry. And yet, even in making this lament, I am a creature of the modern world; I turn to the materiality of my subject, petroleum.
The New Patriot – Jason David Paul Anderson
The New Patriot is vulnerable and brave. The New Patriot is tolerant and pissed and vocal and in love with country and ruthlessly turning some strange dream into a curious reality….all while having a good deep belly laugh.
Nothing is Yours to Keep – Travis Hetman
Nothing is Yours to Keep explores the under-the-surface realities of who we really are. This body of work, created using graphite, acrylic, spray paint, and found photographs, sets out to deconstruct and perhaps even playfully attack the powerful notion that we are an ego locked up in a bag of bones, quite separate from the external world.
animum explorari – Jordan Knecht
The site-specific installation will be exhibited at Leon Gallery from June 28, 2014 to July 26, 2014. It is a continuation and reinterpretation of a body of work, entitled, “The Relationship Between Printmaking and Sound”, which was installed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 2012.
Shiny Food Fever Clearance – Nicholas Toll
While geomancing in the three-acre parking lot adjacent to an area Super Target, Nicholas Toll was visited by an apparition of self-cannonized entrepreneurial saint Bartholomew “Papi” Gimmix, encircled in a halo of fluorescent light. He gave forth a powerful sermon concerning the spiritual underpinnings of 21st century material culture, and, despite the way it may seem, the deep existential importance of being able to have anything you want whenever you want it.
As the Road is Long – Sarah Law
Several years ago, while shooting a wedding, I had the lovely good fortune to meet a touring band who had flown in to play for the celebration. The day changed the direction of my photography and my life
Blood-Sisters – Sandi Calistro & Blair Pascal
BLOOD+SISTER is an ever-expanding collaboration project between painter and custom tattooer Sandi Calistro and photographer Blair Pascal. Each photographic portrait included within the exhibition is hand painted after print, composing a seamless interconnection of two art forms and the synthesis of two individual artist’s visions.
Sweet Sweet Life: The photographic works of John Denver
First exhibited at Leon on January 11th, 2014, this show has since traveled to Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO on Oct 10th, 2014 and Substrate Gallery in Los Angeles in honor of the dedication of John Denver’s Hollywood Star of Fame on October 24th, 2014.