4th Floor Gallery
28 February–28 March 2013
Leapman’s paintings have always been based on process, the movement of the brush, the building up line by line and the density of the paint. This exhibition of 15 new works by Leapman uses colour in a more active way to that of her early paintings of the 1960s and early 1970s where the colour was less particularised in hue and more monochromatic.
Leapman was drawn to abstract painting in the late 1950s and her interest in abstraction was informed by painting from New York of the 1960s and onwards, but she developed her own style and process of working. The careful consideration of which colours are used shows Leapman’s ability to create particular moods for each painting.
Annely Juda Fine Art’s top floor gallery with its skylight offers a fantastic opportunity to view these paintings in natural light, which brings out their subtle changes in tonality. Seeing these paintings together the viewer can get lost in the different rhythms they create and fully explore what Leapman is doing within her work.
Edwina Leapman’s works are held in several major collections including the Tate Gallery and the Arts Council, London