For immediate release, February 4, 2010
Abstract Repeat: Shapes and Circles
Opening: Saturday, February 6
Artist Present 2-5 pm
AR Shape (circle) #4 2010 33 1/8 x 44 1/2 inches acrylic on board
We are pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Angela Leach. There has been a dramatic move to shaped works, building on her signature colour relationships and forms that Leach has developed over the last eighteen years.
Leach comments, " Since the summer of 2008 I have been playing around with making shaped works. I have looked at the work of Kenneth Noland, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Mangold, Ruth Root, Francine Savard, and the recent work of François Lacasse to name a few. I have also examined my own work to see how I can make shapes that reflect my aesthetic concerns and artistic identity. Concurrently, inspired by the large scale canvases displayed at the MoMA last winter, the work of Joan Miro has captured my attention, as well.
Abstract Repeat: Circles and Shapes shows a body of work that incorporates the shapes into large format paintings applying that scale found in Miro. I have made an attempt to minimize the surface embellishment in an effort to simplify my ideas.