New mural by Jonathan Leach on view March 13, 2015 - January 9, 2016 at Lawndale Art Center
New mural by
March 13, 2015 - January 9, 2016
at Lawndale Art Center
Opening Reception March 13, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM
Ghost Grid | Jonathan Leach
North Exterior Wall
Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present a new mural by Jonathan Leach at Lawndale Art Center. Jonathan Leach's work focuses on the visual language of commercial architecture, city traffic and safety/cautionary imagery. Leach's mural activates the surrounding architecture and visually impacts the space. Ghost Grid features a hardline geometric style with an emphasis on bright color and spacial illusion, using the three windows as a base grid structure that warps and changes, highlighted by reflective paint accents that activate the mural at night.
The new mural, titled Ghost Grid, will open along with four exhibitions on Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, with artist talks beginning at 6 PM. The mural will remain on view until January 9, 2016.
Jonathan Leach is a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant Award. This grant is funded bythe City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
|ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Jonathan Leach is a painter/sculptor currently living and working in Houston, Texas. After receiving a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001, Jonathan has exhibited his work nationally, exploring the language of architecture, advertising, and traffic in his abstract works. Jonathan has had solo shows at Gallery Sonja Roesch, the Galveston Arts Center and galleryHOMELAND, created public sculpture in the form of a putt putt challenge incorporated in Discovery Green's "Insperity Golf Experience", and will be producing a large mural for the north wall of Lawndale Art Center in March of 2015. Leach's work was featured in the 2013 Texas Biennial. His work is also in the collections of NRG Texas, Hess Co., the Bank of Montreal, Hobby Airport of Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Jonathan is represented by Gallery Sonja Roesch in Houston, Texas, Cambia Art in Austin, Mirus Gallery in San Francisco, California, and Piero Atchugarry Gallery in Tierra Garzon, Uruguay.
Lawndale Art Center develops local contemporary artists and the audience for their art. Lawndale is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art with an emphasis on work by Houston artists.
Lawndale presents exhibitions, lectures and events, and offers an annual residency program to further the creative exchange of ideas among Houston's diverse artistic, cultural and student communities.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-5; Saturday, 12-5; Closed Sunday
Viewing Dates: Mural on view March 13, 2014 - January 9, 2016
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