Laurie Leehane – Timelines

Apr 8—Apr 30, 2016

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  • Bryn Mawr

    oil on canvas
    30" x 30"
    2016

  • Early Rise, Fogo

    oil on panel
    24" x 24"
    2016

  • Ganny Cove

    oil on panel
    24" x 30"
    2015

  • Harvey Road

    oil on canvas
    24" x 36"
    2014

  • Jerry Can

    oil on panel
    24" x 36"
    2013

  • Morning Calm, Fogo

    oil on canvas
    24" x 36"
    2016

  • Quinnipiac Descending

    acrylic on panel
    36" x 36"
    2015

  • Road, Southport

    oil on panel
    36" x 36"
    2015

  • Rock, and a Hard Place

    oil on canvas
    30" x 40"
    2016

  • Southport Stage

    oil on panel
    24" x 30"
    2015

  • The Calm

    oil on panel
    24" x 36"
    2016

  • Last Stop, Whisky Pit #1

    oil on panel
    24" x 48"
    2016

  • The Lone Chair, Whisky Pit #2

    oil on panel
    24" x 24"
    2016


Timelines is an exhibition of selected paintings by Laurie Leehane that contain the primary concerns that have motivated her work since joining the gallery ten years ago. These fundamental elements, including light, shadow and nostalgia help to direct a narrative within her images that can best be described as timeless.

The timeless quality in the artist’s work is not unlike the feeling you experience from an Edward Hopper painting. Robert Henri, an instructor to Hopper, advised his students that it isn’t the subject that counts but what you feel about it. It is in this sentence that we find the foundation of Leehane’s practice.

Laurie Leehane states, “ It is essential to my work for me to have an emotional reaction to a situation or place. I am motivated to develop a painting if I am inspired by light, shadow, nostalgia and memory. My work generally contains a narrative of abandonment, mystery and longing. It isn’t what is said that holds my attention but what is not said. I believe there is a magical time for everything whether it is the time of day when the light strikes the wharves and sheds I investigate or when the landscape is speaking in dreams. Everyone and everything has a moment”.

Artists associated with this exhibition