Joan Mitchell Center

David Leggett

Los Angeles, CA
Nov 12 - Dec 21
3Arts Awardee granted residence through Alliance for Artist Communities Consortium
Multimedia artist
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David Leggett moved to Chicago in 2003 after completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He was greatly influenced by the Chicago Imagists, a group of representational artists whose work was known for its complete un-involvement with New York art world trends, and had the opportunity to work with a few of them at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago while taking classes toward his Masters of Fine Arts degree, which he received in 2007. Leggett works in painting, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking, and installation. His work is heavily influenced by popular culture and both personal and cultural relationships. He has shown at the Hyde Park Art Center along with many other galleries in Chicago. He was a recipient of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Trustee Scholarship and is a 2009 3Arts Awardee. Leggett is currently teaching himself stop motion animation and how to play the cord organ. He plans to apply the two together in the future.

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Invited to the cookout

Invited to the cookout

2017, acrylic, digital print, spray paint, and oilbar on canvas, 84 x 84 inches

Boys don't cry

Boys don't cry

2017, acrylic and felt on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Mmhmm

Mmhmm

2017, acrylic, airbrush, and collage on canvas, 84 x 84 inches

In your feelings. Hold your breath

In your feelings. Hold your breath

2017, acrylic and collage on canvas, 72 inch diameter