Jonathan Leach: Interview

Jonathan Leach, Minutes Away, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 80 inches (courtesy
Jonathan Leach, Minutes Away, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 80 inches (courtesy of the artist)

Virginia Billeaud Anderson talks to painter Jonathan Leach, whose work will be on view in the exhibition In Plain Sight, a 40 artist survey of survey of contemporary painting in Houston at McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, on view from September 8 - October 20, 2012.

Asked about his recent work Leach notes: "I think my work has taken a turn since moving to this city. The colors are brighter, the work is bigger and plasticism has taken over my understanding of composition. Rather than drawing so directly from the cityscape, as I did a few years ago, the abstractions that I have been creating recently are of a theoretical nature. I actually think that has quite a bit to do with the innate sense of 'anything goes' that saturates this city's psyche and ultimately it's urban planning."