When it Rains, it Pours

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$2,590 raised of $2,500 goal
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David Leggett's project was funded on December 01, 2011
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    • 104% contributed

In a Nutshell

After a destructive rainstorm damaged the majority of my artwork, I am raising funds to help produce new work that will be featured in two solo exhibition opportunities at prestigious galleries in Chicago. 

The Full Story...

I recently had a terrible leak in my studio. The water damaged seventy percent of my paintings. I was devastated by the damage. One week after, I received invitations to mount two solo shows in Chicago for 2012. The first is at the Hyde Park Art Center and the other at Hinge Gallery. And as they say, when it rains it pours...a week later I received a third invitation to mount a solo show in 2012 at Western Exhibitions Gallery in Chicago.

I work in narrative form and have a heavy Chicago Imagist influence. I mainly work in painting and drawing with a combination of collage. My work deals with relationships, both personal and cultural. I am interested in popular culture along with subcultures, race, and religion. I combine all of these things but reframe to give a resolve. I use craft materials to add another element to my work. I believe these materials come with a meaning already, and to use them and not have them take over my intended message.

I would like to challenge myself with these upcoming shows by making larger canvas paintings. After seeing my smaller paintings damaged it made me want to push harder. I need to purchase large shaped stretchers, paint, canvas, felt, and dye for the upcoming shows. Your backing will help me purchase these supplies, and I have various limited edition prints, drawings, and paintings offered as a thank you for your support.


Thank yous

Contribute any amount or choose from the levels below.

  • $10 - Thank You!
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $50 - Offset Print
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $100 - Three Offset Limited Edition Prints
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $250 - 9"x12" Drawing & Prints
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
  • $500 - Original 11"x12" Canvas Painting
    ($0.00 is tax deductible.)
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David moved to Chicago in 2003 after completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He was greatly influenced by the Chicago Imagists, a ...
  • Update 1: Thank You
    Posted on December 05, 2011

    I want to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. With your generous support I am now hard at work on my shows. Thank you for helping reach my goal. 

    Update 2: Exhibitions
    Posted on January 25, 2012

    Hello everyone,

    I have two solo shows opening this month. The first is at the Hyde Park Art Center. It is titled Coco River Fudge Street after my blog of the same name. It is open to the public now. The reception is Feb. 12. The second show opens on the 27th at Western Exhibitions gallery here in Chicago. The is titled It's getting to the point where nobody respects the dead. Fresh to death. I've attached links below. 

    http://www.hydeparkart.org/exhibitions/david-leggett-emcoco-river-fudge-streetem http://westernexhibitions.com/

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    Mark Beasley on Jul 26, 2015
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