Sheena Leach (b. 1985 in West Yorkshire) makes work that explores elements of fiction, and how this can be subtly suggested to create a push and pull between the familiar and the strange; between seduction and distancing. There is a relationship with storytelling in the work, a celebration of fiction through a factual narrative which is not spelled out; instead we are given hints, clues and suggestions to draw us into the realm of the imaginary.
Playing with the mystical and absurd that can be found in the ordinary, she creates hybrid still lives, stage sets and suggestive, fabricated moments as a way to open us up to alternative ways of thinking about the world around us.
Sheena graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2010 and went on to complete her Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London in 2016. Here she was granted awards from the Eton Fund and the Yorkshire Ladies Trust.
Based in London, she is currently working in ceramics at Turning Earth studios and continues with her photography, writing and installation at her home studio.
Recent group shows include SWEAT. at Camden Arts Centre, and Creative Matters at the Dulwich College project space.
For more information visit sheenaleach.com
Louise Gibson, Diane Edwards, Sheena Leach, Ursula Kam Ling Cheng and Erika Stevenson
Vibrant and visceral, curious and re-imagined, this large-scale exhibition is composed with materials collected from previous constructs from the city of Glasgow.
The artists have created a programme of workshops, live digital drawing, talks and discussion for all ages to get involved with. Their aim is to work individually and as a unit, utilising each other’s skillsets to create an energetic place for the public to engage with over the course of the festival.
The project has been made possible, and is supported by Glasgow the Caring City and Clockwise.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 12 noon-6pm