SOLO SHOW“OF WATER & THE SPIRIT”
Opening Reception: Thursday, OCTOBER 18th, 6-10pmExhibition Dates: October 15-20thLocation: OUR Gallery, (Unit 31) 1444 Dupont St, Toronto
Isolating metaphors of transformation which weave through recent paintings, this solo show marks an unintentional and (what was once) nameless series running parallel to my current series “Black & Reflective”.
Please join me on the opening reception 6-10pm for refreshments, or anytime during the exhibition (15th-20th October) between 12-5pm or by appointment. Thank you!
OCAD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE, B.DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION MAJOR 2013
Canadian - Nigerian heritage. Toronto based, London (UK) born, and bred below sea level in The Netherlands.
McComas’ work deconstructs social ideologies in relation to the self. Current series “Black & Reflective” examines the negotiation of personal identity within black identity and how the framework for this identity differs depending on the culture it is founded on. Through the influence of individual perspectives, this series aims to broaden the representation of blackness, document valuable realisations on identity, and offers a visual translation to those who do not identify.
In the past, Leone has explored masculinity and the rejection of vulnerability among women (“L’armour”), and the susceptibility of oneself in a state of post-love (“Adrift//Time Has No Meaning”). Leone McComas participated in OCAD Univeristy’s 56th Florence, Italy scholarship program, and is a current AKIN studio artist in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Toronto).