Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Isa Leshko at Houston Arts Alliance

John Cleary Gallery’s own Isa Leshko will have her first solo exhibition in Houston at the Houston Arts Alliance, in conjunction with Houston Center for Photography, entitled Thrills and Chills. The opening reception for Thrills and Chills will be held at the Alliance Gallery, Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX on Thursday, October 14, from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition will run through December 31, 2010 and will be accompanied by a limited edition catalogue, available for purchase at the opening reception.

Isa Leshko, Point Pleasant, NJ 1, from the series Thrills and Chills
2006, gelatin silver print
 Leshko’s Thrills and Chills series consists of darkly printed black and white gelatin silver photographs. The images are scenes from amusement parks, county fairs, and along boardwalks, taken with a Holga, often considered a toy camera. Leshko uses her camera to examine her own fears and emotions, all the while depicting the range of emotions other people experience while visiting amusement parks in search of adrenaline pumping rides.

Isa Leshko, Disenchantment from the series Thrills and Chills
2010, gelatin silver print

Isa Leshko’s prints from Thrills and Chills will be available to purchase through the John Cleary Gallery.  Images from the Thrills and Chills series begin at $600.  Please call, e-mail, or come by the John Cleary Gallery to view more of Isa’s work.

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