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SASKIA LEEK

Desk Collection

27th Apr 2013 - 8th Sep 2013

Desk Collection brings together nearly 60 of Saskia Leek’s artworks in a survey exhibition spanning 1994–2012. The exhibition traces Leek's rise to prominence in 1995 as a young artist in the touring exhibition Hangover, which located her with a new generation of artists whose work delved into popular and youth culture. 

Her paintings often begin in response to other paintings, sometimes the iconic masterpieces of modernism, but just as likely works by hobby and folk artists sourced from junk shops. Deploying the familiar and hackneyed motifs of still life, landscape and portraits of houses and pets, Leek reinvigorates worn-out imagery as reconsiderations of painting for a contemporary age.

Developed and toured by the Dowse Art Museum

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