Leidy Churchman, Crocodile
Ranging from figurative representation to gestural abstraction, monumental landscape paintings to more intimate portraits, the oeuvre of American painter Leidy Churchman channels their artistic and literary influences, friendships, moods, surrounding landscapes and the visual iconography of divergent religions and philosophies. Crocodile highlights the artist’s investigations into consciousness in their renderings of anthropomorphic animals and psychological states, their appropriations of existing artworks and aesthetics, and their recastings of various signs and symbols. Churchman, who divides his time between New York and Maine, emerges here as a dynamic protagonist of contemporary American painting. [publisher’s information]
Text by Ruba Katrib, Alex Kitnick, and Arnisa Zeqo. Interview by Lauren Cornell.
Editors: Lauren Cornell, Karen Kelly, Barbara Schroeder
Design: Tiffany Malakooti
Published by Dancing Foxes Press, co-published with CCS Bard