Embodied: St. Anthony and the Desert of Tears
660 South Avenue 21 #3
Los Angeles, CA 90031
December 4, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Reception: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3-6 pm
Shoebox Projects is pleased to announce “Embodied: St. Anthony and the Desert of Tears” a residency and exhibition featuring the work of Leonard Greco. Greco’s residency runs from December 4, 2017 – January 14, 2018 with a reception on January 14, 2018 from 3-6pm.
During his residency at Shoebox Projects Greco will create a new body of work in which he explores the relationship between the solitude of the artist in his/her studio and disruptions from the realities of life. The installation draws from the narrative of “St Anthony of the Desert” and the fact that St Anthony resisted supernatural temptations during his desert sojourn. In this exhibition, Greco will explore his own struggles, making mixed media works that reflect on the temptations of lust, boredom and the perils of isolation.
Leonard Greco is a painter, printmaker and puppet and doll maker. Largely self-taught, Greco has had a successful career as a decorative painter and muralist for over 25 years. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions including, Tomorrow Today at the Pasadena Museum of California Art (2011); Clive Hicks Jenkins, Wales, UK (2012); Kaleidoscope, Couturier Gallery, Los Angeles (2014) and Out There, Gallery, 825, West Hollywood (2016). He had a solo show at Ave. 50 Gallery in 2017 and was also included in numerous exhibitions: Pop-Surreal Playhouse at Artshare LA; Stitch Fetish 5, The Hive, Los Angeles; Pickles Galore, curated by Linda Vallejo, Lamperouge Gallery, Los Angeles; The Faces Within, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro and With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles.
For more information on Leonard Greco please visit: leonardgreco.me
About Shoebox Projects
Shoebox Projects is a new experimental art space in DTLA, where emerging and mid-career artists are given an opportunity to freely experiment with new ideas and directions for their practice. Founded by Kristine Schomaker, multimedia artist and director of Shoebox PR, Shoebox Projects intends to give artists a chance to recharge and renew their relationship with their work.