Eve Leader – Low Visibility
September 8 - October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8, from 6–9pm.
Eve Leader – Low Visibility

Louis Kahn, the American architect, said: ”good architecture makes the intangible tangible so as to evoke the intangible.” I long to do just that.


I paint about the human condition, about the mystery of life. About the tantalizing fact that we have only intimations, and will never know, the nature of reality. About the illusion that life is secure whereas, in fact, anything could happen at any time to totally change its course. About loss, fragility, old age, and mortality. And also about compassion and about love offering redemption from our plight.

Figures in my work are often androgynous and not of a particular person. Rather they are about what confronts us because we are human.


I try to capture that moment of bewilderment when structure and order in our existence break down, everything looks unfamiliar, and we are sure of nothing. I use drafting film because I feel that it creates the ephemeral quality that I want in my work. The figures are in abstract settings as I do not want to place them in any one human context. I use oil paint as I love the materiality of the medium. In these works, I am not interested in painting the body in a realistic manner, but rather in finding a way to represent it so that it resonates more deeply with the viewer.

– Eve Leader

Untitled 1
Untitled 1
oil on mylar
2016
18 x 19 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Untitled 7
oil on mylar
2015
30 x 36 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Untitled 5
oil on mylar

 

 

 

Untitled
Untitled 4
oil on mylar
2016
21.5 x 21 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Untitled 2
oil on mylar
2015
62 x 42 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 1
Untitled 1
oil on mylar
2016
18 x 19 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 18
Untitled 18
oil on mylar
2017
30 x 42 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 17
Untitled 17
oil on mylar
2015
22 x 14 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 11
Untitled 11
oil on mylar
2015
18 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 10
Untitled 10
oil on mylar
2017
42 x 54 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 14
Untitled 14
oil on mylar
2017
37 x 42 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 15
Untitled 15
oil on mylar
2017
37 x 42 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 12
Untitled 12
oil on mylar
2017
11 x 7 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 16
Untitled 16
oil on mylar
2017
18 x 18 inches

 

 

 

Untitled 13
Untitled 13
oil on mylar
2017
30 x 42 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Untitled 7
oil on mylar
2015
30 x 36 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Untitled 6
oil on mylar
2015
42 x 51 inches

 

 

 

Utitled
Untitled 9
oil on mylar
2016
21 x 21 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Untitled 2
oil on mylar
2015
62 x 42 inches

 

 

 

Untitled
Untitled 8
oil on mylar
2016
54 x 42 inches