VISCERAL EXPERIENCES OF SPEED
“United State, Selected works by Conrad Leach”
Opening February 9, 2013
Subvecta Motus Gallery | 518 West Garfield Avenue, Glendale, CA
“United State, Selected works by Conrad Leach” expands upon Leach’s dialogue of the body’s relationship with the machine and the visceral experiences of speed. The physicality of the style of Leach’s paintings and his use of high pigmented colors depict charged moments saturated with erotic tension depicting and re-examining the familiar narrative of freedom and the open road. It is easy to be swept away by the meticulous precision of Leach’s strokes and his use of bright and punchy colors. Leach comes to art making via the fashion industry, which is evident in his culturally driven yet stylistic approach to his art practice. He has shown extensively in London with Gauntett Gallery London, where he resides, and in Tokyo with Cafegroove Tokyo. “United State” is Leach’s first solo exhibition in the United States and his first in a series at Subvecta Motus Gallery.