Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Leigh Salgado

6 Oct

Now Be Here: Leigh Salgado #294

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Leigh Salgado


From Leigh Salgado:

Leigh Salgado is a nationally exhibiting Los Angeles artist.

Her labor-intensive compositions are of abstracted imagery occasionally morphing into recognizable subject matter. Viewers are simultaneously looking at interpretations of netting, lace, clothing patterns and original woven abstraction.

Salgado’s work is sometimes labeled, Sculpted Drawing, because the medium brings a third dimension into pictorial space without compromising the elements of drawing. Exacto knives are used to eviscerate the negative space between the lines in her ink drawing, while texture and shadows reinforce a physical experience. Hung away from the wall, this medium delivers the spatial sensation of a third dimension in static two-dimensional drawings.

Leigh Salgado

Black Dahlia, 2008
Pigment ink, acrylic, cutting on archival paper
25 “ H x 16” W


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Cream Gallery

Patricia Correia Gallery

Brett Rubbico Gallery

bG Gallery


Avenue 50 Studio

MOAH Museum of Art & History

Artillery Magazine

Huffington Post

VPAM Vincent Price Art Museum

Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection

Washburn University

Hive Gallery



Rockhurst University Art Gallery- Space Between Exhibition

Bunny Gunner Gallery- Straps & Stripes

Cartwheel Art- Interview


Latino Art Community- Pubescent Beatnik Exhibition

Cabrillo College Gallery

Studio Visit LA

Vista Art Projects

Beverly Press

OC Art Blog

Artist, Art, & Story

absolute arts

Art Business

LA Weekly

Atelier Visit



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Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for the amazing Now Be Here event came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Leigh Salgado –  Now Be Here LA artist #294

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