David Leach



The Gallery is honored to present Intersection by David Leach. Please join us on April 5th at 7pm for the Opening Reception for this exhibition which consists of  28 pieces of mix media, oil, screen print and clay works.


Artist Statement

The word “intersection” suggests crossing, convergence and meeting.  In visual terms, it is what the lines in my drawings do, and as a teacher and artist, that is also what I have attempted to do for many years.

This exhibition is orchestrated around selected pieces that have evolved over a period of six to seven years around the simple theme of drawn lines. As a whole, each drawing proceeds from one line to the next. Various sub-themes or motifs evolved over time: flora, memory, journey, maps, and so on. Most recently, the allusions have approached landscape, architecture, and interior space. This collection explores the intersection of these various motifs.


David Leach was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1946. He received a B.A. from Bucknell University, and an M.F.A. from Ohio University. He is an Emeritus Professor at Wright State University, having taught studio art there – primarily printmaking and drawing – from 1973 to 2003. He served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 1985 to 1989. His drawings have been published in conjunction with poetry and prose on numerous occasions, including Wanderers and Other Poems by Gary Pacernick (Prasada Press, 1985.) His work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Beinicke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, the Dayton Art Institute and the Cincinnati Museum of Art, among several other public and private collections.

Gallery Talk

April 21st, 1pm


With the works in the exhibition as examples, David will talk about the line of development of the various motifs mentioned in the artist statement.  The inner logic that develops over time, the ensuing process of the small-scale sketch/study progression to larger works, and the openness to accident within the struggle for compositional balance will be discussed. Hopefully, the talk will be a discussion, an “intersection” of questions and responses; a journey shared with those present.