CHURCHMAN, Leidy; CORNELL, Lauren (ed.): KELLY, Karen (ed.) SCHROEDER, Barbara (ed.)
Ranging from figurative representation to gestural abstraction, monumental landscape paintings to more intimate portraits, the oeuvre of American painter Leidy Churchman channels his artistic and literary influences, friendships, moods, surrounding landscapes and the visual iconography of divergent religions and philosophies.
Crocodile highlights the artist’s investigations into consciousness in his renderings of anthropomorphic animals and psychological states; his appropriation of existing artworks and aesthetics; and his recasting of various signs and symbols, from his depiction of the Buddhist symbol of the protector deity in Mahakala (2017) to the Mastercard logo in Mastercard (2013). [publisher's note]
With texts by Ruba Katrib, Alex Kitnick, Arnisa Zeqo, and an interview of the artist by Lauren Cornell.