David Leach, who received a B.A. from Bucknell University, and an M.F.A. from Ohio University, is an Emeritus Professor at Wright State University, where he taught art – primarily printmaking and drawing – from 1973 to 2003. His drawings and prints have been published in conjunction with poetry and prose on numerous occasions, and his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, the Dayton Art Institute and the Cincinnati Museum of Art, among several other public and private collections.
The recent works in this exhibition are a continuation of the work in the 2018 Dutoit show titled Flora. They remain primarily linear abstractions with a slight shift towards shape. The palate remains limited, and the process remains intuitive. As the drawings derive mostly from memory rather than direct observation, “remembrances” captures the spirit of these works.