Opening Reception: Saturday November 9, 2013 6-10 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 9 - December 7, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Modern Eden Gallery is pleased to announce Sentient City, a debut solo exhibition of new paintings by San Francisco based painter and muralist, Leon Loucheur.
Leon Loucheur is a self taught artist who developed his skills through experimentation and dedication into a unique style of painting. At the heart of Leonís work is a love of storytelling, ranging from the simple and gestural, to more highly layered narratives inspired by his experiences and the world around him. His work is frequently focused on exploring relationships of polarities; light and dark, order and chaos, rough abstraction and highly rendered forms, nature and urban decay. He enjoys trying to find balance in seemingly incompatible elements, to make a visual harmony, synonymous to urban life.
About Sentient City:
Inspired by the local animals of San Francisco, Sentient City is an exploration of the wild, feeling beings living in our urban midst. It is the life all around us that we forget exists, the connecting thread of consciousness that runs through all life in this city, and on our planet. Extrapolating from a local observation, Leon moves on to explore much more universal themes, using layered narratives to make thematic gestures toward life on a changing planet.
Inspired by religious paintings, graphic design, and surrealism, Leon gives us a remix that is modern, naturalist, and yet carries the gravitas of traditional religious iconography. His work commands our attention not to a god, but to the beating heart of our shared experiences as sentient beings.
The opening reception for Sentient City will be held at Modern Eden Gallery on Saturday, November 9th from 6-10pm. Featured artist, Leon Loucheur will be in attendance at the reception. The exhibition will be on display through December 7, 2013 and is free and open to the public.
For details visit: http://www.moderneden.com/pages/sentientcity