ArtProv gallery’s New Show “Inspired Color” Features Linnea Toney Leeming
Artist Reception May 31, 4-8pm
ArtProv gallery, a contemporary gallery in the Jewelry District’s historic Doran Building, announced today that its new exhibit titled “Inspired Color,” a solo show of abstract works by Linnea Toney Leeming, will open May 31, 2014, and run through July 6, 2014. An artist reception will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 31st.
“Inspired Color” will feature more than 30 paintings of varying sizes by Leeming. Her works, fueled by decisions of color and space, have no subject matter; they are pure emotion. Lines, patterns and textures overlap in the paintings and merge into unified compositions that burst with color and spark the imagination.
Some of the paintings on display at ArtProv gallery will be representative of Leeming’s newest work while others were created during earlier periods. The difference, explains Leeming, is that her current paintings feature a more subtle palette designed to evoke greater depth of feeling.
“I’m in a new studio space and evolving with the different environment,” says Leeming. “While my previous paintings were characterized by bright, vibrant colors, the hues are quieter today, but still playful. I’ve always experimented and that’s what I’m doing now.”
Leeming has been a successful exhibiting painter since 1993. She grew up in a family of artists and began her career in other arts, including working as a fine art photographer. She then pursued her passion for painting, attending RISD and the Boston Museum School, and today her paintings are on display throughout New England, New York and Southern California.
“I was instantly drawn to Linnea’s paintings for their colors, textures and surfaces” said ArtProv owner, Michele Aucoin. “Her work is big and vibrant, much like the personality she brings to the canvas. And I’m excited to introduce the gallery’s visitors to Linnea, her inspiration and her art.”
Visitors can also view the new exhibit on June 19, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. during Gallery Night Providence and by appointment.