Chicago Gallery News (CGN) is pleased to present Prop(House), an exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Brian T. Leahy. They will be hosting an opening reception on Friday, June 2 from 5–8pm at Chicago Gallery News (213 W. Institute Place, Ste. 309).
The opening coincides with First Friday in River North and a number of spaces in the neighborhood will also be open that evening including Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Gallery Victor Armendariz, Weinberg/Newton Gallery and Rangefinder Gallery.
Leahy domesticates Richard Serra’s 1969 lead antimony sculpture, One Ton Prop (House of Cards), by applying wallpaper to the surface of four sheets of drywall. The result is Prop(House), a sculpture that draws into focus the material and cultural mechanisms used to create homes.
Accompanying the large-scale work are framed pencil drawings that serve both as studies for the sculpture and referents to domestic spaces.
Prop(House) marks the first time CGN has organized an exhibition for the public. As an advocate for the arts community in Chicago, CGN is thrilled to support the work of emerging artists.
The exhibition is open June 2 through July 21. Please email or call 312-649-0064 to schedule an appointment to view the exhibition during office hours (M–F, 9am–5pm).
About the Artist:
Brian T. Leahy is an artist and writer in Chicago. His recent work considers the relationship between the history of painting and domestic environments, particularly through engagements with interior construction materials such as crown molding, drywall, and wallpaper. He holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art and Buddhist studies from Davidson College and a master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, he is studying for a doctorate in art history at Northwestern University. briantleahy.com