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Featured Artist Leigh Tarentino

  • Leigh Tarentino

    (Providence, United States)

    In her latest painting series, Memory of Snow, Tarentino focuses her attention on the strange and sublime suburban landscape.  Her graphic paintings of leafless trees wrapped in holiday lights highlight the eerie loneliness of the nocturnal, winter landscape.  The materiality of the painted surface and the black and white palette capture the starkness of the moonlight on snow.   

    Tarentino states, “My work transforms the contemporary American vernacular landscape into a fantastic imaginary place. It is a mix of the absurd, bleak, fabulous and nostalgic. The images are a re-configuration of the built landscape, using photographs I’ve taken around the area I live in as source material. The work explores the idea of the sublime applied to the contemporary built landscape.”