118 Elliot presents recent works by Collin Leech

BRATTLEBORO — “Walking, Drawing and Painting: Recent Works by Collin Leech” will open with a Gallery Walk reception on Friday, June 4, from 4 to 8 p.m.

The exhibit includes cropped, collaged paintings on paper; encaustics; and oil paintings by Leech, known for her highly stylized mixed media work.

Leech teaches at the River Gallery School and has shown her work in the area for over two decades.

According to a news release, these abstracted landscapes “are less about recording what the eye can see than about the artist's emotional connection to the landscape during the relative solitude of the pandemic.”

“Her finely drawn and richly colored abstractions are inspired by the observed dynamics of the natural world,” the news release continues.

The show continues 118 Elliot's recent focus on presenting emerging artists in a formal setting.

The gallery and performance space will also continue showing “Exploring Our Storied Landscape: Brattleboro Words Trail Murals, Maps and Sound” as an anchor for another Brattleboro Words Trail exhibition and events scheduled for July and August.

Included in that exhibition are ceramic mural-maps created by Cynthia Parker-Houghton of Brattleboro.

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