Courtney M. Leonard Joins the Gallery Program
We are pleased to welcome artist Courtney M. Leonard to the gallery program. Leonard (Shinnecock, b.1980) is an artist and filmmaker, who has contributed to the Offshore Art movement. Leonard’s current work embodies the multiple definitions of “breach”, an exploration and documentation of historical ties to water, whale and material sustainability. In collaboration with national and international museums, cultural institutions, and indigenous communities in North America, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, and the United States Embassies, Leonard’s practice investigates narratives of cultural viability as a reflection of environmental record.
Onsite now, at the gallery in Santa Fe, NM, are selections from Leonard’s recent “Abundance” series, which are inspired by indigenous fish baskets and the complexity of the idea of ceramics as a fragile material in similarity to our fragile environment.