Reading Paintings showcases a group of (mostly) recent Parsons Illustration graduates with works that address literature and the collaborations between image and text. It is a one night only event. “It’s going to be a really fun time with booze, music and cool art by cool people.”
Featuring: Charlie Carroll, Leigh Cunningham, John Garcia, Jordin Isip, Masuko Jo, So Yoon Kim, Su-kyung Lee, Rachel Levit, Ray Masaki, Luna Medina, Monica Ramos, Hazel Lee Santino, Paula Searing, Julee Yoo
Date: Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: 135 Plymouth Street, suite 411, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
This week’s student of the week is Leigh Cunningham. She specializes in fine art-oriented painting and illustration. Her work has a sensitive yet evocative nature.
Scroll down to view a sample of her work and artist statement:
Leigh Cunningham, The Penitent, Thesis 1, Lauren Redniss
Leigh Cunningham, Communion, Lithography, Lorenzo Clayton
Leigh Cunningham, Bruised, Concepts 3, Sergio Ruzzier
Leigh Cunningham works primarily in traditional mediums, such as oil paint, graphite and printmaking techniques. She explores mental and emotional states juxtaposed with temporal experiences. Ultimately, these ideas cumulate into fractured narratives exhibiting a feeling of loss, the awareness of time passing, and of the ephemeral quality of life. Memories and movement within space and time are major themes imbedded in her work. Leigh Cunningham is working to depict a plane of existence between reality and the ethereal.
To view more of Leigh’s work, please be sure to visit her website: leighcunninghamstudio.com