Media Release – Leigh Schoenheimer, Iterate | Elaborate
Onespace Gallery is pleased to announce our second exhibition for our 2018 program – Leigh Schoenheimer’s solo exhibition Iterate | Elaborate.
Leigh Schoenheimer lives and works in Brisbane and is a former long-term art educator. Iterate I Elaborate completes a trifecta of exhibitions on her current theme of interrogating ‘representation’ – the two prior shows being held at the Redland Art Gallery and more recently the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.
These connected exhibitions include both 2D paintings and 3D objects in scenarios which create a dialogue between seeing and knowing a subject – underpinning her investigation broadly into ‘perception’. An exciting twist in the final installment presented at Onespace takes her exploration to its logical conclusion – an entire, immersive room installation.
The series of paintings comprise multi-paneled ‘storyboards’ which involve a conceptual exploration of many of the styles of the 20th Century, especially the artistic endeavours of artists who re-positioned painting and sculptural practice after the invention of photography. These Constructionseries works are as seductive as they are persuasive.
Iterate | Elaborate brings together a curated selection of works produced over the last twelve to eighteen months.
“Schoenheimer’s works offer a gamut of brain responses to visual stimuli. Her adoption of many stylistic guises, often clearly borrowed from artists of the past, make dynamic and holistic viewing. While the sculpture itself is lively, often kinetic, colourful and with recognisable objects combined in innovative ways, the associated paintings simultaneously offer a figurative, abstract and conceptual understanding.” – Louise Martin-Chew, room brochure essay.
Much of Schoenheimer’s work draws on art movements and developments of the last 100 years and as she says, “Whilst I’m primarily interested in the aesthetics of each work, I’m also aiming to demonstrate the alternative logic of abstract and conceptual approaches to art-making. Each work is, in effect, a short lesson in the history of art and the nature of ‘representation’.”