The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents FOCUS: Leidy Churchman
The American painter Leidy Churchman present several new and recent works in this exhibition. Drawing on the postmodern idea that no subject is forbidden, Churchman’s imagery is broad and varied, mirroring the sheer abundance and circulation of images today. The paintings treat equally such disparate subjects as animals, landscapes, themes from Tibetan Buddhism, real estate advertisements, and remakes of works by other artists, such as Henri Rousseau and Barbara Kruger.
Churchman begins a painting with an interest in knowing the subjects intimately through observation. Churchman’s approach, including developing paintings from found images, is an exercise in being present and taking stock of the surrounding world.
FOCUS: Leidy Churchman will be the artist’s first museum exhibition in the Southwest.