May 8th 2021

David Leggett: Four Door Lexus

@ Aspect/Ratio Projects

864 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Saturday, May 8th, from 12PM - 4PM

On view through Saturday, June 5th

Aspect/Ratio Projects is pleased to present Four Door Lexus, a new body of work from artist David Leggett. His paint- ings and drawings are often elaborate collages that meld icons of black power together with symbols of white racism into a political commentary of American culture, and this exhibition is no exception. Leggett is adept at assembling a visual language to create his brand of ironic humor, evident throughout his practice. Combining fragments of text, black faces, eyes, images of small-town Americana, and black culture, Leggett explores these ideas through the use of color field painting and abstraction. This allows him to move the figures and images around, creating multiple entry points and moods that confront the viewer. Black Bart again returns, representing fad culture and how it can get wrapped up with activism, often falling out of fashion when the next trend comes along. Identity and individuality are issues Leggett con- tinues to explore in this body of work; few artist’s work feels more timely and immediate at this moment.

David Leggett (born 1980) is an American visual artist living in Los Angeles. He earned a BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, before attending Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has had solo exhibitions at Shane Campbell Gallery, Steve Turner Gallery and Kimmerich Gallery in Berlin. His many awards and residencies include the Joan Mitchell Center Residency, the Robert Rauschenberg Resi- dency and the Skowhegan Fellowship Award. This is his first solo exhibition at Aspect/Ratio Projects.

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