Force of Nature - Chris Leib, Stuart Amos & Rachel Bess
Beinart Gallery presents Force of Nature, a three person exhibition of new oil paintings, featuring Chris Leib’s bonobos and infantile astronauts, Rachel Bess’ miniature modern day furies and Stuart Amos’ elemental juxtapositions of man and nature.
Opening Reception: 6-9pm Saturday, October 15. Exhibition runs until November 6.
Chris Leib (USA) graduated in anthropology from the University of California Berkeley but soon after landed a job as an illustrator. After some study at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and apprenticing with a portrait painter, he began to work as a full time artist. Featuring casts of astronauts and Bonobo chimps, Leib’s meticulously layered and detailed paintings provide his subjects with a corporeal quality that pull us into their narrative and culture references. Despite frequent dark tones, his subjects are characterised by humour and an exploration of iconic and heroic imagery. Leib has received competitive grants from the George Sugarman Foundation and...