Spanish contemporary art worldwide
January 9 - February 9, 2013
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce that an exhibition of recent work by the remarkable Spanish artist, Francisco Leiro, will open on January 9 and continue through February 9, 2013. The exhibition comprises approximately twenty sculptures of polychrome wood, including freestanding life-size figures, intimate pedestal pieces, and wall pieces. In this exhibition Leiro continues his investigation of the formal possibilities of figurative sculpture. His mastery of sculpture permits him complete freedom to create works of a unique and intriguing character. In his essay for the exhibition catalog, the art historian Kevin Powers writes, “Leiro himself has lived amongst these gestures of a village community. He is intensely observant of human detail – the slant of a head, the weight placed on a leg, the balance of hips, accumulations of movement or tension in the body. These things constitute his lexicon: a primary alphabet.” Powers goes on to say, “…we find Leiro setting his sights on subjects that not only have specific meaning for him, but also where the mysteries of human gesture have meanings for us all.”Leiro’s work can be found in numerous museum collections, including the Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio; Asociación de Amigos del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Centro Cultural São Lourenço, Portugal; Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela; Colección-Fundación Caja de Madrid; Colección Fundación Coca-Cola, Madrid; Colección Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona; Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey; Marugame Hirai Museum, Kagawe, Japan; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Barcelona; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Valladolid; Museo de Bellas Artes de Alava,Vitoria; Museo de Castrelo, Vigo; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
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