Lost Light Luv
Inspired by the female figure, and experiences that women navigate, Lost Light Luv encompasses thirty years of analogue photography and master printing by Leah Macdonald, culminating in a body of work that is emotionally charged, visually dynamic, and intensely personal. At the heart of her mixed media work: a poignant sense of revisitation and return. Through the transformation of photographs from slivers of reality into complete fantasy, she illustrates tales of womanhood, placing her figures in new and surreal environments. Throughout the creation of her visual world, Macdonald found solace in traditional wet darkroom photography, employing large format 4x5 cameras, Type 55 Polaroid film, and silver gelatin printing methods, in order to create a series of artifacts, unique monoprints, and one-of-a-kind conceptions.
In conjunction with this exhibition, Macdonald will present her new book, original monoprints, and a darkroom installation, revealing a behind-the-scenes view of the interpersonal and photographic. On March 18th, beginning at 5 PM, Leah will give a brief talk, followed by time for a Q&A and book signing. Copies of the book can be ordered HERE.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Leah Macdonald was born in Philadelphia, attended the San Francisco Art Institute, and went on to receive her MFA in Photography from the California College of Art. She has enjoyed a long and varied career path within the arts: commercial photography, professional analog printer, and college professor. Additionally, in 2007 she was asked to do a live encaustic painting demonstration on the Martha Stewart show. Other highlights include a solo retrospective of encaustic nudes at Wexler gallery in 2010 and being the scenic director of In My Body Musical in 2016. She has created numerous artist books and her work has been published extensively.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Amie Potsic, MFA is the CEO and Principal of Amie Potsic Art Advisory LLC, Host of the Art Watch Radio Podcast, as well as an established photographer and installation artist. Ms. Potsic has extensive experience curating and executing exhibitions and installations in museums, galleries, healthcare environments, and corporations.