View Zoe Leonard’s 115 artworks on artnet. Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Zoe Leonard, The Fae Richards Photo Archive, 1993-96, (detail), gelatin silver prints and chromogenic prints with typewritten text on paper, dimensions variable, Eileen Harris Norton Collection. Zoe Leonard’s “Strange Fruit” (1992-97), an installation of dozens of discarded and sewn fruit skins at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In other works, trees appear as valuable sources of sustenance as well as objects of decor. Photographs like Detail (tree & fence), 1989-1999, feature trees that continue to grow amidst the man-made fences that surround them.Here Leonard contemplates confinement most literally in a work that relates to her longtime exploration of the institutional and cultural control of female bodies. Summary. Jun 27–Aug 30, 2015. Photographs such as Tree + Fence, S. 3rd St. (1998) feature trees that continue to grow amidst the man-made See available photographs, prints and multiples, and design for sale and learn about the artist. Zoe Leonard was born in 1961 in Liberty, New York. 1961), is a landmark project comprising 412 photographs conceived over the course of a decade. Zoe Leonard Tree, 1997 Wood, steel, steel cable height: 627.9 cm / 247.2 in Installation view, 'Zoe Leonard: Survey,' The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, 2018. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Photo: Brian Forrest. Photographs such as ‘Tree + Fence, S. 3rd St.’ (1998) feature trees that continue to grow amidst the man-made fences that surround them. Leonard’s work has been questioned the evolution of society for decades. Artists such as photographer Robert Adams examine the impact of present-day human activity on nature, with industrial farming and the clearcutting of woodlands; others, like Zoe Leonard, consider how trees unexpectedly adapt to man-made urban milieus. We speak of having roots, of bearing fruit, of family trees. Zoe Leonard is a contemporary American artist and poet known primarily for her photography and sculpture. As its title suggests, P79208 shows a close-up view of a tree trunk which has grown around and partially swallowed a section of iron railings. The ties that bind Leonard’s Urban Landscape series documents the resilience of the natural world. —Zoe Leonard. As long-standing symbols of mortality, the trees depicted by artists in this section stand as memorials of time. She lives and works in New York. Displayed in serial grids and organized into 25 chapters, Analogue documents the eclipsed texture of 20th-century urban life as seen in vanishing mom-and-pop stores and the simultaneous emergence of the global rag trade. Tree + Fence, 6th St. (Close-up) and Detail (Tree + Fence) (P79207) are from a series of photographs of trees growing into fences that Leonard took in New York in 1998, collectively entitled the Tree + Fence pictures. Zoe Leonard. In the portraits Leonard has made of them, these trees take on an expansive new life as symbols. Exhibition. In the final part of the exhibition, artists explore the theme of time. Leonard’s Urban Landscape series documents the resilience of the natural world. Leonard’s Urban Landscape series documents the resilience of the natural world. The sculpture on view, ‘Tree’ (1997), is composed of a once living tree that has […] With a conceptualism and a poetic view on the world she works with photography, sculptures and installations. 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