Pilar Corrias

Leigh Ledare

Leigh Ledare

Leigh Ledare

installation view Leigh Ledare: The Plot, Arts Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 7 September - 31 December 2017.
installation view Leigh Ledare: The Plot, Arts Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 7 September - 31 December 2017.
installation view Leigh Ledare: The Plot, Arts Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 7 September - 31 December 2017.
installation view Leigh Ledare: The Plot, Arts Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 7 September - 31 December 2017.
Charlotte
Leigh Ledare
2014
C-Print & crayon on photographic paper 127 x 101.6 cm 132 x 106 x 5.5 cm (framed)
Vokzal
Leigh Ledare
2016
Three components, 16mm film, color, sound; 58 min. total. The Art Institute of Chicagol; restricted gift of the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, 2017.18. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y. Photograph by Ronald Amstutz
Vokzal
Leigh Ledare
2016
Three components, 16mm film, color, sound; 58 min. total. The Art Institute of Chicagol; restricted gift of the David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, 2017.18. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, N.Y. Photograph by Ronald Amstutz
Installation view: Manifesta 11
Leigh Ledare
2016
Image: © Manifesta 11
Installation view: Manifesta 11
Leigh Ledare
2016
Image: © Manifesta 11
An Invitation
Leigh Ledare
2012
Photolithograph on archival newsprint, silkscreen, pencil 231.8 x 121.3 cm
An Invitation
Leigh Ledare
2012
Photolithograph on archival newsprint, silkscreen, pencil 231.8 x 121.3 cm
A Modest Exchange (Ed#53/60)
Leigh Ledare
1968-1972 / 2011
Reworked Life Magazines (from the subscription of Mr. Selig Paskin, 138 Glen Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550), published list of contingent subscribers’ names 38 x 76.2 cm
A Modest Exchange
Leigh Ledare
1968-1972 / 2011
Reworked Life Magazines (from the subscription of Mr. Selig Paskin, 138 Glen Ave, Mt Vernon, NY 10550), published list of contingent subscribers’ names 38 x 76.2 cm
Double Bind (Meghan Ledare-Fedderly Photographed by Leigh Ledare)
Leigh Ledare
2010
Gelatin silver print 15.2 x 10.2 cm
Double Bind (Meghan Ledare-Fedderly Photographed by Adam Fedderly)
Leigh Ledare
2010
Gelatin silver print 10.2 x 15.2 cm
Double Bind (Dyptich #2/25)
Leigh Ledare
2010
Gelatin silver prints, assorted printed materials 55.8 x 43.2 cm each panel
Double Bind (Dyptich #6/25)
Leigh Ledare
2010
Gelatin silver prints, assorted printed materials 55.8 x 43.2 cm each panel
Double Bind (detail)
Leigh Ledare
2010
Gelatin silver prints 25.4 x 38 cm each panel
Double Bind (Dyptich #15/25)
Leigh Ledare
2010
Gelatin silver prints, assorted printed materials 55.8 x 43.2 cm each panel
Double Bind (Dyptich #10/25)
Leigh Ledare
2010
Gelatin silver prints, assorted printed materials, pencil 55.8 x 43.2 cm each panel
Installation view: Double Bind
Leigh Ledare
2010
Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France, 2010
Pretend You’re Actually Alive
Leigh Ledare
2010
Installation view: Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France,
Pretend You’re Actually Alive
Leigh Ledare
2009
Framed text, gelatin silver print, tear sheet
Personals Collage
Leigh Ledare
2008
Newspaper and ink
Let the Good Times Roll. 1 Blond, 53 yrs old, curvey, buxom, slim, clean, petite. No diseases or drugs. Seeking healthy, honest, reliable, financially secure younger man for discreet sensual fun. Ext#1084
Leigh Ledare
2008
C-print 50.8 x 36.2 cm
Collector’s Commissions (Thea Westreich)
Leigh Ledare
2008
C-print 90 x 72 cm
Shoulder
Leigh Ledare
2008
Single channel video 8' 45"
Me and Mom in Photobooth
Leigh Ledare
2008
Photobooth photos 19.7 x 15.2 cm
Mom with Hand on Bed w/ Intervention by Nicholas Guagnini
Leigh Ledare
2008
Collaged C-print, ink, copy of Melanie Klein’s ‘Love, Guilt and Reparation’ 177.8 x 127 cm
Mom with Wrist Brace
Leigh Ledare
2008
C-print 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Ribbons and Flowers
Leigh Ledare
2008
C-print 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Untitled (Entire Roll)
Leigh Ledare
2008
36 mounted C-prints 135.9 x 201.9 cm
Mom with Cop
Leigh Ledare
1968/2008
Framed vintage photographs 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Personal Commissions (Complete Series)
Leigh Ledare
2008
10 framed C-Prints, metal plinth
Mom in New Home
Leigh Ledare
2007
C-print 76 x 101 cm
Mom’s Napkin
Leigh Ledare
2006
Napkin and ink 19.1 x 21 cm
Mom with Hand on Bed
Leigh Ledare
2006
C-print 101.6 x 76.2 cm
Mom as Baby Jane
Leigh Ledare
2005
C-print 154.9 x 121.9 cm
Untitled (Black Porn)
Leigh Ledare
2005
C-print 90.2 x 61 cm
Mom Spread with Red Heels
Leigh Ledare
2003
C-print 58 x 39.5 cm
Untitled (Fucker)
Leigh Ledare
2003
Gelatin silver print 74.6 x 73 cm
Fur Is Fabulous
Leigh Ledare
2003
Silver gelatin print 33 x 22.9 cm
Brother in Providence
Leigh Ledare
2002
Silver gelatin print 22.9 x 33 cm
Mom Fucking in Mirror
Leigh Ledare
2002
Silver gelatin print 33 x 22.9 cm
Mom and Catch 22
Leigh Ledare
2002
C-print 89 x 59 cm
Mom Spread with Tiara
Leigh Ledare
2001
C-print 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Mom’s Profile in 17 Magazine
Leigh Ledare
1966
Magazine tear sheet
Leigh Ledare

Working with photography, archives, film and text, the focus of Ledare’s practice lies in an investigation of how we are formed as subjects, not merely at the level of identity but at the level of our projected desires, motivations and aspirations. These inter-relational drives often impose irreconcilable demands on the individual. His work explores this position of ambivalence as it relates to agency, representation, self-presentation, and issues produced by the enactment of this work in the context of the real world.

Born in Seattle, Washington in 1976, Leigh Ledare received his MFA from Columbia University in 2008. He is currently included in the group exhibition un certain regard at Dürst Britt & Mayhew in the Hague. His forthcoming solo exhibition will be held in April this year at the Box Gallery in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include: place du jar din aux fleurs, Office Baroque, Brussels (2016); Double Bind, Art Unlimited, curated by Gianni Jetzer, Basel (2015); Ana and Carl, and Some Other Couples (with Nic Guagnini), Max Mayer Gallery, Dusseldorf (2014); Leigh Ledare, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2014); Leigh Ledare et al, Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2013); Leigh Ledare et al, WIELS, Brussels, (2012); Leigh Ledare, The Box, Los Angles (2012); An Invitation Pilar Corrias, London (2012); The Confectioner’s Confectioner, Pilar Corrias, London (2010); Double Bind, The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Pretend You’re Actually Alive, Les Rencontres de Arles, Arles (2009); Leigh Ledare, Swiss Institute New York (2009); Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2008); International Center of Photography, New York (2008); You Are Nothing To ME. You Are Like Air, Rivington Arms Gallery (2008). Group exhibitions include: Fondazione Prada (2016); Private Exposure, me Collectors Room Berlin / Foundation Olbricht, Berlin (2016); Bread and Roses, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (2016); Between Enpowerment and Crisis: Images of Motherhood from 1900 to Today, LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz (2015); Love, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin (2015); Chercher le garcon, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine (2015); Sexe, Beatitude et Logique Compatable [Sex, beatitude and accounting logic], Michèle Didier Gallery, Paris (2015); Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists’ Scrapbooks, Fox Reading Room, Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2014); Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, The Photographer’s Gallery, London (2013); Lips Painted Red, Trondheim Kunstmuseum (2013); Collaborations & Interventions, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (2012); How Soon is Now, The Garage CCC, Moscow Russia, Curated by Beatrix Ruf, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Tom Eccles, Liam Gillick, Philippe Parreno (2010); Greater New York 2010, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Neville Wakefield and Connie Butler, P.S. 1 MoMA, New York (2010);Prague Biennale (2009).

Leigh Ledare lives and works in New York.

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