FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ABSTRACTION
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



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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.



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