' Joanne Leah
Joanne Leah
Color Value: Joanne Leah
May 21 - July 31, 2015

Press Release

Kim Foster Gallery is pleased to present color value an exhibition that delves into the usage, meaning, intensity and value of color in the making of art. Without light, there is no color. Without contrast, there is no difference. Without either light or contrast, there is no value. These artists were selected for this exhibition because they address a wide range of points along the spectrum of color and value. The title “color value” was chosen because it is open enough to tackle many artistic concerns from literal interpretations to multi-layered deductions of what color and value mean.

Joanne Leah’s photographs portray parts of the body arranged as design elements that are juxtaposed with ordinary yet highly stylized props. Using color values within a particular spectrum, such as blue, green, red or violet, she constructs a narrative that takes us on a mysterious trip through her surreal, fairy tale crime scenes. Her imagery draws from her own childhood memories, exploring themes of isolation, detachment and identity.

Past Exhibitions




Color Value, Kim Foster Gallery, NYC 2015
ArtBridge’s Annual Spring Art Auction, NYC 2015
Making History: Arts in Bushwick Benefit, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn 2015
Sequential Abstraction, Kim Foster Gallery, NYC 2014
L’Avventura, Kim Foster Gallery, NYC 2014
Understanding Media: The Extensions of Human Being, Brooklyn 2014
Hotter Than July, NYC 2014
Being and Time, Brooklyn 2014
Art From the Heart, Brooklyn 2013
Safe Horizon Fundraiser, NYC 2013
Fingerspitzengefühl, Brooklyn 2013


Publications (selection)

Times Newsweekly, 2014
The Mammoth Book of Erotic Photography, 2013
Gypsé Eyes, 2012 & 2013
Uncropped, 2012


Digital Media (selection)

hifructose.com, 2015
beautifuldecay.com, 2015
artchipel.com, 2015
thecuriousbrain.com, 2015
thevanderbild.com, 2015
sixthfingermagazine.com, 2014
mutantspace.com, 2014
redoxmagazine.com, 2014
umagmag.com, 2013
juxtapoz.com, 2013
beautifuldecay.com, 2013
file-magazine.com, 2013
smileinyourface.com, 2012
pasunautre.com, 2012
anormalmag.com, 2012
vespermagazine.com, 2012