• size 16.5" × 13.5"
  • year 2015
  • medium Hand-painted papers, graphite, and found images on paper
  • framed In white
  • price $875
“Much of my work deals with complexity and the limits of our knowledge. With the Visage series, I am exploring the mystery of truly understanding or knowing others, and even ourselves. I am interested in our attempts through philosophy, psychology and personal relationships to explore out what is revealed by choice, and what is necessarily hidden from us in our relationships. ” — Leigh Wells
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About the Artist

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California-based mixed media artist Leigh Wells (b. 1964) constructs collage-drawings composed of found images with painted accents and interventions. Leigh has exhibited in San Francisco—with solo shows at Gregory Lind Gallery, Ampersand International Arts, and Gallery 16—in New York at Zieher Smith, and abroad in Germany and the Netherlands. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, and Elle Decor. Leigh received her BFA from the University of San Francisco.

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  • Meet
  • Leigh Wells
  • Leigh Wells speaks with us about her studio in a WWII submarine repair facility, future projects, and inspiration from poetry.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Leigh on "Deception"
  • Multidisciplinary artist Leigh Wells shares her insights on her series "Deception".
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  • Part pop-up, part lab, and part playground, our friends at Snowe turned a Union Square loft into a haven for design.

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