From July 30 - August 2, 2015 at the Seattle 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.
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.
Matthew Picton’s wall-mounted sculptures of urban environments reconstruct, in paper and vellum, aerial views of city streets and blocks. Unlike street maps, Picton’s representations are at once cartographic, topographical and cultural, incorporating period-specific texts and musical scores. Born in London England, Picton studied Politics and History at the London School of Economics. His work is included in the collections of The De Young Museum (San Francisco, CA), The Herbert Museum of Art (Coventry, UK), The Fidelity Bank collection (London, UK), The Stadt Museum (Dresden, Germany) and The New York University Langone Medical Center Collection (New York, NY).
Internationally renowned New York based artist Al Taylor (1948 - 1999), explored line and form by alternating between drawings and dimensional objects, each body of work informing the next. Taylor sought to expand the viewer's perception of space across various dimensions, while providing insight into his methodology and revealing a playful sense of humor. Born in Springfield, Missouri, Al Taylor received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1970. Though he primarily lived and worked in New York City, Taylor exhibited widely in Europe and the United States, with solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bern and the Kunstmuseum Luzern. Taylor’s work is in many prominent public and private collections, such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung (Munich, Germany).