Angela Leech

Hand of the Composer considers how we construct and compose our own identity. In sculpture and collage, Leech playfully explores the concept that we have become the means of our own production. Now so reliant on our tools and possessions that we have become transformed.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mailbox Art Space in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 16 November 2010 to Friday 17 December 2010
Launch Thursday 18 November 2010, 5.30pm

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Published by anonymous on Thursday 04 November 2010.
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Hand of the Composer transforms the mailbox space into a miniature museum; a fictional archive of possible human evolution and ambiguous time. From within, masked, hand carved wooden puppets with empty eye-sockets gaze at a series of collages in which the body and machine fuse to propose of a new definition of being.

Leech’s practice is multidisciplinary and concept driven. Themes repeated and explored throughout the work are the body, masks and the altered ego. Working in sculpture, performance and collage, Leech addresses themes of humanity, using the figure and humour to create entry points for the viewer. Her work offers an alternative perspective on reality. Works are inspired by the human anatomy, sport, endurance, and limitations of bodily experience.

Leech received an Australia Council ArtStart Grant in 2010 and graduated from RMIT with a major in Sculpture in 2008.