FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Presenting New Works by British Sculptor Leon Leigh
With Paintings by Michael Gorman
December 4, 2007 - January 10, 2008
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Thursday, December 6, 6-9pm
12324 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA. 91604
Gallery Director, Cathy White
Tel, 818.760.7010, Fax, 818.760.4164
Web site, http://www.leftcoastgalleries.com
Hours, Monday Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday, 12-6pm; and by appointment
Additional Images available
'Rosanna', Welded Steel Sculpture, by Leon Leigh, 'Lounge Lizards', Oil on Canvas, by Michael Gorman.
Leon Leigh’s creations, creatures of whimsical dreamlike appearance, personify the Artists' existence in a world of the sublime and the surreal. By reducing the figure to the bare minimum, his sculptures expose the skeleton of a frail body and reveal the playfulness of a vigorous life. His work delivers a conquest of both ruin and charismatic energy.
Infinitely impassioned with flame to metal, Leon uses no foundry in his process. He prefers to forge each of his pieces using only the naked flame. Solid steel rods of different diameters are used to create the skeletal form. He then heats a molten ball and slowly fuses this upon the naked framework. Rod after rod is then liquefied and remolded, bringing each individual work to its unique completion.