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Previous Exhibits

November 28, 2009–January 10, 2010
Jonathan Leach: Beauty and the Byproduct


Jonathan Leach
Take it from here,, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
78 ½ x 62 ¼ inches

Jonathan Leach
Paved with good intentions,
2008 Acrylic on canvas
53 x 75 ½ inches

Issues of color and architecture also appear in the canvases of painter Jonathan Leach. Using intense day-glo colors, Leach’s geometric abstractions refer to unspecific architectural structures and urban environments. “My work reflects an architectural and iconographic landscape drawn from commercial cities and developing sprawl,” says Leach. “Bright colors… seduce and trap our wandering eyes in this urban environment. I use these commercial colors and architectural compositions to convey not just the bombarding beauty of our billboard environment but also the way that place becomes a marker of memory.”


Jonathan Leach
Exit Entrance, 2008
Acrylic on canvas 20 x 102 inches

A native of Lexington, KY, Leach received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. He currently lives and works in Houston and has most recently exhibited his work at venues in Houston, Portland, OR, and St. Paul, MN.