Gabe Leonard: Grit
Includes outlaws and nostalgic portrayals of many important figures throughout history including Amelia Earhart, Jim Thorp, and other hard-working figures that helped shaped U.S. history. Gabe will be present for the reception, and we will also have live music, ArtHatch open studios, BK Cellars Wine, and Stone Brewing.
Gabe Leonard spent his early years in rural Wyoming, sketching wildlife and selling his drawings for one dollar. After earning his BFA from Columbus College in Ohio, Leonard honed his talents on the ultra-competitive Venice Beach boardwalk. Described as "Johnny Cash meets Quentin Tarantino," Leonard's work possesses an intense cinematic quality combining the gestural brushwork of expressionism with the expert lighting and framing of a Hollywood cinematographer. His oils are cinematic, atmospheric, and moody, revolving around outlaws, rugged noir characters to create narratives full of dramatic possibilities.