Kindred Spirits

David Leonard & Daniel Blagg

Austin, TX - In this two-person exhibition of paintings, David Leonard and Daniel Blagg consider our changing world through their work. Leonard is known for his incredibly detailed panoramic paintings of modern American cityscapes ranging from Chicago to Boston to Austin. Similarly, Blagg also delineates American architecture, but focuses instead on the decay of once vibrant billboards, roadside strip malls, and now abandoned streets. Both artists ask through their work if the modifications we make to our landscape are for better or worse.

Daniel Blagg, a native of Texas, is constantly influenced by the surroundings of his studio warehouse located in on the outskirts of downtown Fort Worth. Collectors of Blagg's work include: the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, Shell Oil, Fidelity Investments, and the Coca- Cola Company. Blagg has also been a finalist in the prestigious Hunting Prize juried exhibition in Houston, Texas.

David Leonard was born in Wilmington, DE in 1962 and grew up in the Central New York village of West Eaton. His work is part of numerous collections including Exelon New England, Texas State University in San Morcos and The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He has participated as an Artist in Residence at Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild in 2016,Woodstock, NY as well as at the Banff Centre for the Fine Arts in Banff, Alberta, Canada in 1987.He currently lives and works in Austin, TX.