7/11 - 8/29/2009
Gallery Sonja Roesch is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Jonathan Leach. His first solo exhibition in Houston features new paintings and sculpture that reflect the complex rhythms, patterns, and visual anomalies found in urban environments and their surrounding sprawl. The exhibition will open July 11 and close on August 29, 2009.
Leach’s work boldly dances on the line between depiction and abstraction dipping and twirling architectural elements such as telephone poles, office buildings, and billboards into stripes, swathes of color, and bisecting lines. The energetic friction of new development and the memory of structures passed are harnessed to dizzying and exuberant effects. Three-dimensional spatial perception condenses and collapses bringing form, depth, and color to the very surface of the canvas. Remarkably, Leach is able to achieve the same ‘visual press’ in his sculptures using plexi-glass cubes to further conflate structure and atmosphere.
Jonathan Leach lives and works in Houston, TX. He was born in Lexington, KY in 1977. He earned his BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and has since been exhibiting his work throughout the United States including a solo exhibition at The Waypost Gallery in Portland, OR.