GWYNETH LEECH   (Born 1959)
All the works shown here are from the Construction Series, 2016-18. Many of these paintings and several new ones are on view February 15 through March 31, 2018, at the Kaufman Archade, 139 West 35th Street/132 West 36th Street, NYC, open daily. Two major themes are explored: A new building on West 39th Street directly outside Leech’s 13th floor studio window and the Hudson Yards construction views mostly made from the northern end of the Highline.
Gwyneth Leech is a painter, printmaker, video artist, and teacher. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Postgraduate Diploma from Edinburgh College of Art. Living in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1981 to 1999, she showed in the Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibitions, and at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 1987, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, 1988, and Peterborough Cathedral, 1998, in honor of the murals she made for the Cathedral Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Glasgow. In 2011-12 her project, The Cup Drawings, was shown at the Flatiron Prow Artspace, NYC. Work by Leech was featured in Families/Cities SHIFT at the Susan Teller Gallery, April 5 through May 11, 2013. She is an authority on the work of her grandfather, the WPA-era artist, Michael J. Gallagher.

14th Floor Rising, Midtown, 2016

18th Floor Rising, Late Afternoon, March, 2016

Starting the 16th Floor, Morning, February, 2016

View to the West, 3/1/16 , 2016

View to the West, 9-11AM, 4/15/16, 2016

View to the West, 5/19/16, 2016

10th Floor Rising, 1/14/16, 2016

Day After the Blizzard, 1/26/16, 2016

Laying Rebar, 1/5/16, 2016

Tower Rising, Midtown, Winter, 2016

Worksite at Dawn, Winter, 2016

21st Floor Rising, Spring, 2016

Building Rising in Midtown, 2009

Hudson Yards, September Morning, 2016

Hudson Yards, June, 2016