The word "here" is fixed to the bottom left of a photograph, the words "was always spent," something marked out, and then "there" are fixed to the bottom right. The photo itself depicts a piece of clothing hanging on a wooden bar.

here was always spent there

Encompassing ideas of longing and belonging, proximity and domesticity, madness, repulsion, the familial and the familiar, each work is a multi-sensory symptom of a universal desire.

A square, black and white photograph of a boy's face with another square of red centered over it, all atop an aluminum screen painted red, against a red background.

Paul Lee: Tambourine Heart

Characterized by a palpable presence of the hand, the artist’s ongoing formal experimentation and investigation of materiality returns to the same functional objects rendered into reliquary.

An amalgamation of countless smooth, crinkled, and bubbly textures, with luminous and muted shades of black. Two socks float across the center of the work, suspended to the collage with round, white push pins.

Brenna Youngblood: the LIGHT and the DARK

the LIGHT and the DARK takes as its genesis Youngblood’s experience navigating the difficulties of last year and applying her lived experiences – endured as two separate but simultaneous realities – to her practice.

a mixed media work, primarily using turf, first as a tri-panel backdrop for part of the piece, over which what seem to be shadows from tree branches are cast, and secondly as the shadow—in the form of a human's silhouette—of the central object, which seems to be a chair with very tall legs. Behind this, black and white geese walk in a line.

Sung Eun Park: Pleasant Exchanges

The COVID-19 pandemic has urged us to reflect on our mortality. The intensity of this inevitable shadow forces us to accept the prospect of death—an acceptance that impacts the way we lead our lives. 

A diptych of rectangular, portrait orientation paintings. Each painting is a features a loose grid, with some of the grid's cells either cut out of the canvas leaving a void or layered over other cells. The individual cells are painted with a combination of gestural, grasslike lines, grids and checkerboards in various colors, and photographs collaged on a black paint background.

Modou Dieng: A Postcolonial Landscape

Elizabeth Leach Gallery is pleased to present A Postcolonial Landscape by Modou Dieng, featuring paintings that explore themes of Black representation and erasure in a globalized society. Dieng reimagines his own experience through dazzling, idiosyncratic mixed media artworks that engage in dialogue with personal narratives and Eurocentric art history.