Leidy Churchman: New You was a solo exhibition of paintings and monotypes by Leidy Churchman at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.
Churchman is well known for their wide-ranging subject matter, which draws variously from nature, contemporary media, everyday objects, as well as myriad cultural signs and symbols. The work, either representational or abstract, is informed by Churchman’s deep immersion in the traditions and philosophy of Buddhism. Whether painting the view from a trail in Maine’s Acadia National Park, or a small delicately-colored abstraction, the artist conceives of each painting in the exhibition as part of an interconnected body of work. The simultaneous presentation of seemingly disparate paintings is intended to encourage a deeper engagement with each work beyond its most immediate perception.
Leidy Churchman (b. 1979) was born in Villanova, Pennsylvania, and lives and works in New York and Maine. Churchman’s work has been shown at museums including MoMA PS1 in New York, Fondazione Prada in Venice, Museum Brandhorst in Munich, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. One-person exhibitions include the Kölnischer Kunstverein in Cologne, the Boston University Art Gallery, the Hessel Museum at CCS Bard in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.