June Leaf: Thought Is Infinite

June Leaf’s vision is deeply personal and bravely frank in addressing the frailties of the human condition. Her work falls within a trajectory of the fantastic: the fraught, symbolic mental landscapes introduced into Western art by Hieronymus Bosch and continuing in various strains with Francisco Goya, James Ensor, Odilon Redon, and the Surrealists.

Art Exhibition previously on at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, United States.
From Wednesday 27 April 2016 to Sunday 17 July 2016

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Leaf’s imagery frequently suggests a direct and physical struggle between men, women, and unseen forces, with control up for grabs and outcomes uncertain. She often combines ink, charcoal, and chalk with acrylic paint in vibrant colors on mottled, distressed surfaces. With a skittering touch, she builds shape with an almost paradoxically unstable force—her forms can look as if they are in the process of becoming and might dissolve at any moment. Leaf lets the chance of splotches and splatters interact with more deliberate rendering, her virtuosity and control always present. This exhibition presents the artist’s remarkable achievement in drawing over the past five decades in a dense installation conceived to suggest how these works of art inhabit her studio; it will also include a smaller selection of Leaf’s sculpture and painting.

June Leaf is organized by Carter E. Foster, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing, with artist Alice Attie.

The exhibition will be on view through July 17, 2016 in the John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gallery, on the Museum’s first floor, which is accessible to the public free-of-charge.