Review of David Leggett’s “Their funeral, our dance floor” at Shane Campbell Gallery by Newcity

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Newcity reviews David Leggett's first solo show at Shane Campbell Gallery, "Their funeral, our dance floor". Read an excerpt of the review below, and find the complete review at Newcity:

"For his first solo exhibition at the gallery, Leggett has put forth new pieces that are in conversation with each other as much as they are with the viewer. His early interest in becoming an editorial illustrator is apparent everywhere: in the subjects he chooses, the titles of his work, and the phrases he incorporates. In “We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” a drawing named for an Angela Davis quote, an earnest white woman is seen above the words, “I’m going to check my white privilege so fucking hard.” “Reporting live from the trenches.” shows a bird with breasts and a penis for a head spread its wings. Underneath it reads: “2017 the year you decided to become a political artist.” Leggett makes the viewer question the sudden popularity of becoming overtly political without passing obvious judgment."

 

 

 

 

 

(Images: Newcity)

Published by David J Hall on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:30pm
Updated on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 3:41pm