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ANGELA LEECH

ANGELA LEECH

HAND OF THE COMPOSER

16 NOVEMBER – 17 DECEMBER 2010

opening reception Thursday 18 November 5.30pm

Hand of the Composer considers how we construct and compose our own identity. In sculpture and collage, Leech playfully explores the concept that we have become the means of our own production. Now so reliant on our tools and possessions that we have become transformed.

Hand of the Composer transforms the mailbox space into a miniature museum; a fictional archive of possible human evolution and ambiguous time. From within, masked, hand carved wooden puppets with empty eye-sockets gaze at a series of collages in which the body and machine fuse to propose of a new definition of being.

Leech’s practice is multidisciplinary and concept driven. Themes repeated and explored throughout the work are the body, masks and the altered ego. Working in sculpture, performance and collage, Leech addresses themes of humanity, using the figure and humour to create entry points for the viewer. Her work offers an alternative perspective on reality. Works are inspired by the human anatomy, sport, endurance, and limitations of bodily experience.

Leech received an Australia Council ArtStart Grant in 2010 and graduated from RMIT with a major in Sculpture in 2008.