In December at PULSE Miami Beach 2014 Art fair the Elizabeth Leach Gallery will contiue our mission to present prominent Northwest and internationally established artists working in a wide variety of contemporary media, we strive to create a broader context for the artists represented and foster a dynamic interaction between the local community and the global art world.
Ann Hamilton is internationally recognized for her large-scale multi-media installations. Using time as process and material, her methods of making serve as an invocation of place, collective voice, communities past and of labor present. Among her many honors, Hamilton has been the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship, United States Artists Fellowship, NEA Visual Arts Fellowship, and the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Hamilton represented the United States in the 1999 Venice Biennale, and has exhibited extensively around the world. A museum wide installation by Hamilton is currently on view at the Henry Art Gallery through April 2015. Her work is included in the collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others.
Sean Healy’s work draws a correlation between the media he selects and the artwork’s subject matter. Investigating contemporary issues of maleness through his personal history and socially charged materials, Healy creates works that engages formalism as well as narrative. Healy has exhibited at the Betty Moody Gallery in Houston, TX. and Marylhurst University in Marylhurst OR. Healy has received several important public commissions, including the Wayne L. Morse Courthouse in Eugene, OR, Pioneer Place in Portland, OR, the General Services Administration Headquarters in Eugene, OR and the FBI Headquarters in Houston, TX.Sean Healy’s work draws a correlation between the media he selects and the artwork’s subject matter. Investigating contemporary issues of maleness through his personal history and socially charged materials, Healy creates works that engages formalism as well as narrative. Healy has exhibited at the Betty Moody Gallery in Houston, TX. and Marylhurst University in Marylhurst OR. Healy has received several important public commissions, including the Wayne L. Morse Courthouse in Eugene, OR, Pioneer Place in Portland, OR, the General Services Administration Headquarters in Eugene, OR and the FBI Headquarters in Houston, TX.
Isaac Layman pushes the limits of how a photographic image is constructed while concentrating on subjects drawn from his immediate domestic surroundings. Layman has exhibited at the Walker Art Center, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art and Norton Museum of Art, among others. He was awarded the Betty Bowen Award from the Seattle Art Museum and the Contemporary Northwest Art Award from the Portland Art Museum. His work is in many collections including the Walker Art Center, the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Dinh Q. Lê creates conceptually based work from a variety of media that reflects on the complex history of Vietnam, issues of war, displaced populations, and how non-western cultures are depicted in western media. Exhibiting internationally for over 15 years, Lê’s work was recently shown in the 2013 Carnegie International, dOCUMENTA (13), Singapore Art Museum, Kiev Biennial, a solo Projects 93 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and a critically acclaimed one-person exhibition at the Asia Society in New York. Tokyo’s Mori Museum will present a solo exhibition of his work in July of 2015. Lê’s work is included in numerous permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Ford Foundation, Portland Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and the Zabludowicz Collection.
Julia Mangold is a Munich-born minimalist sculptor whose work explores shape, form and materiality. Her sculpture and works on paper are at once rigorous and formal, yet also very sensual. Mangold has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is included in the collections of the Busch Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin.
Anna Von Mertens work blurs the line between craft, conceptual art, and modernist painting as she endeavors to interpret the inner workings behind the color abstractions resulting from her hand-dyed images. Her work explores form and color while also examining specific historical dates in time. Von Mertens recent exhibitions include a solo show at Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, 2013 Rijswijk Textile Biennial, 40 under 40: Craft Futures at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the 2012 DeCordova Biennal.