United States, born 1981
Collage on canvas
30 x 30 in.
Weatherspoon Art Museum. Gift of Charles Weinraub and Emily Kass in honor of Nancy Doll, 2019
Leigh Suggs’ work typically involves repetition. The artist focuses on a single technique or strategy—whether it is cutting, stitching, marking, or, as here, employing collage—until the composition is complete. As her laborious actions accumulate, abstract patterns form that suggest rhythms. Suggs says of her work: “Deceptively simple and minimalistic in content, my work asks the viewer to be patient and to contemplate what is happening. I explore movement, light, and translucency through the use of singular, pattern-producing gestures.”
© Leigh Suggs