PRESS RELEASE…………………………………FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2nd through March 10th, 2007
The Edward Thorp Gallery will exhibit recent work by June Leaf.
June Leaf’s unique position as a determinedly independent artist, is reflected in her prodigious output of paintings drawings and sculpture. For Leaf the interrelation of these various media keeps her imagination engaged in various works simultaneously, each crossing over into the other, as thoughts, images and impulses coalesce into powerful works of art.
Leaf continues to mine her vision in ways that are increasingly personal, idiosyncratic and romantic. Spending much of her time in Nova Scotia with her husband the photographer Robert Frank, the artist elucidates moments of intimacy both everyday and unfamiliar, shot through with humor and intensity. It is as if the artist wants to reveal her thoughts in every gesture, great or small, whether in graphite, paint or forged iron.
Images of hobby–horses, beaches, windows, interiors, landscapes, falling figures--some of which reconnect the artist with imagery she engaged with years previously, show a timeline of interests that span many decades, an engagement she brings with evermore vitality.
Although tough and uncompromising, there is something unusually vulnerable in Leaf’s willingness to make art that is so candid or unaffected. The beauty she aspires to--through color, graphic articulation, and sculptural manipulation--is so individually inspired as to be visionary.
June Leaf is in the collection of the Museum of Modern art, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The Tel Aviv Museum of Art among others. A one-person exhibition of her work was recently held at the Tinguely Museum in Basel in 2004. She is represented exclusively by the Edward Thorp Gallery.
Gallery hours are from 11am to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more information please call (212) 691-6565 or email: email@example.com.