Leslie Leong "Metal-stone-clay" exhibition
Leslie Leong "Metal-stone-clay" exhibition, (left) detail of ring in copper; (right) ceramic
Leslie Leong, Mixed-media Artist
The natural world is full of irregularities - bumps, protrusions and holes. Metal-stone-clay is an exploration of natural textures and materials.
Leslie Leong (b. 1962, Vancouver, BC) is a visual artist living and working in Whitehorse, Yukon. After 20 years in the North, she is deeply affected by northern culture, society and environment, and the relationships between them. Her work has become multi-disciplinary, with an emphasis on 3-dimensional work, often involving a functional aspect. Non-traditional materials and techniques are common in her work.
“I question the benefits of technology’s ability to accelerate tasks and production. I am troubled by the inability of humans to manage the current pace of life and its extreme excesses.“
She has exhibited internationally with over 15 solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions and has taught in the Northwest Territories and Yukon. Her work can be found in many collections.