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David Leggett
updated: 07/30/2013
website: www.davidleggettart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Unforgivable Blackness
Let that boy cook
Chiraq
Smooth Jazz (Theo)
Blood Oath
Number four
Primitive
My paint brush is heavy
Black Thang
Painting club
David danced for the lord
Don Cheadle
Sleep behind the wheel
My vote counts
300
 
Portfolio Keywords:  narrative, collage
 
 
Unforgivable Blackness by David Leggett
Unforgivable Blackness
Acrylic on canvas
2012
36 " x  36 " 
Let that boy cook by David Leggett
Let that boy cook
Collage and acrylic onpanel
2012
10 " x  8 " 
Chiraq by David Leggett
Chiraq
Collage and acrylic onpanel
2013
16 " x  20 " 
Smooth Jazz (Theo) by David Leggett
Smooth Jazz (Theo)
acrylic on panel
2013
10 " x  10 " 
Blood Oath by David Leggett
Blood Oath
Acrylic on canvas
2013
10 " x  8 " 
Number four by David Leggett
Number four
Color Pencil and Ink on Paper
2012
12 " x  9 " 
Primitive by David Leggett
Primitive
Color pencil, rubber stamp, and ink on paper
2012
12 " x  9 " 
My paint brush is heavy by David Leggett
My paint brush is heavy
Color Pencil and Ink on Paper
2012
12 " x  9 " 
Black Thang by David Leggett
Black Thang
Color Pencil and Ink on Paper
2012
12 " x  9 " 
Painting club by David Leggett
Painting club
Ink on Paper
2012
12 " x  9 " 
David danced for the lord by David Leggett
David danced for the lord
Color pencil, rubber stamp, and ink on paper
2012
12 " x  9 " 
Don Cheadle by David Leggett
Don Cheadle
Ink and acrylic on paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
Sleep behind the wheel by David Leggett
Sleep behind the wheel
Color pencil, rubber stamp, and ink on paper
2011
12 " x  9 " 
My vote counts by David Leggett
My vote counts
Color pencil, rubber stamp, and ink on paper
2013
12 " x  9 " 
300 by David Leggett
300
Color Pencil, Ink, and Acrylic on Paper
2011
12 " x  9 " 

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

 In my work I deal with relationships, both cultural and personal. I want to engage the viewer with the images and texts we come in contact with everyday in daily life that often get ignored. I use color and popular culture references in order to disarm the viewer, prompting them to look at the sexual, racial, class, or religious issues just under the surface of things. I want them to examine and reexamine the information that inundates us on a daily basis.

 In my work, cultural and personal relationships collide to meet one another, but there is never a resolve between the two of them. This is something that holds great interest to me; there is not always a silver lining Hollywood ending in life. The work deals with many contradictions, just as life does. I want to bring these contradictions together as a whole. I believe my work is about the experience of being present in the world. I want us all to be more aware of one another and the lives that we lead.

Artist Bio / CV

David Leggett

B. 1980. Springfield, Massachusetts

                             www.davidleggettart.com

 Education

The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. 2010

Masters of Fine Arts. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2007

Bachelors of Fine Arts. Savannah College of Art and Design. 2003 Exhibitions

Solo ShowsUp for the Down Stroke. 65 Grand Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. 2010

Group shows

West, Wester, Westest Pt. 2. Fecal Face Dot Gallery. San Francisco, California. 2011

Futuro Perfecto. Zora Space. Brooklyn, New York. 2011

Psycha-Bobble. High Concept Laboratories. Chicago, Illinois. 2011

Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition. 92Y Tribeca. New York, New York. 2011

Heads on Poles. Western Exhibitions. Chicago, Illinois. 2011

Ah, Wilderness! Ebermoore Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. 2010

SK10-New works from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Class of 2010. Tompkins Projects. Brooklyn, New York. 2010

Showtime at the Apartment. 1701 West Division Street. Chicago, Illinois. 2009

Disinhibition: Black Art Blue Humor. Hyde Park Art Center. Chicago, Illinois. 2008

Re:visions. Zolla Lieberman Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. 2008

Half & Half. Sound Alternative Space for Contemporary Art. Laredo, Texas. 2007

Lollapalooza. Grant Park. Chicago, Illinois. 2007Danger! Rabies! Gallery 2. Chicago, Illinois. 2007

MFA Graduate Exhibition. Gallery 2. Chicago, Illinois. 2007

Drawn to Drawing. Betty Rymer Gallery. Chicago, Illinois. 2005 

Scholarships and Awards

Fellowship Award. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. 2010

3Arts. Visual Artist Award. Chicago, Illinois. 2009

Artadia. Shortlist Chicago. Chicago, Illinois. 2008

Trustee Scholarship. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 2005-2007

Fellowship Award. School of the Art Institute. 2005

Merit Scholarship. Savannah College of Art and Design. 2000-2003