August 5-26, 2017
Leah Frankel brings immense concepts and unique situations to human scale through everyday objects. This body of work focuses on the eclipse that will be visible in North America August, 2017. In keeping with the momentary alignment of the sun, moon and earth, Frankel’s work will be about the interaction of light, shadow and chance. Instead of immense celestial bodies, she will use ordinary objects like crumpled paper and string to illustrate randomness and make the point that we are governed by the same laws of physics that govern the larger celestial bodies on which we rely.
Frankel is a visual artist whose work deals with the relationship of human existence to its remarkable environment. Using site as impetus, Frankel’s installations employ ordinary objects to draw attention to our earth’s gravity, the passing of time, or the flatness of the horizon. Frankel’s site specific projects include Colony of Earthcubes at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C., a relief rendering of the Wissahickon Watershed made from reclaimed building materials at Germantown Academy, in Fort Washington, PA, and a series of installations in, around, and in response to a backyard shed in Columbus, Ohio. Frankel was a fellow at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C. 2008–2010, completed her MFA at The Ohio State University in 2014 and is currently Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.