Dimmitt Contemporary Art presents Logan Ledford: "CENTURY" opening day
Dimmitt Contemporary Art will present "CENTURY: A Review in Color of the 20th Century Home," a virtual and in-person exhibition of paintings by New Orleans-based artist Logan Ledford.
In "CENTURY," Ledford employs her signature techniques to communicate exterior and interior shades found in the 20th century home, with palettes ranging from a 1920s Craftsman exterior, to a 1940s sitting room, a 1950s dining room, a 1980s bathroom and so on. By bringing each decade to life through her meticulous color combinations, this new body of work evokes a feeling of nostalgia and opportunity for new discovery.
Ledford's work is heavily influenced by her background in interior and graphic design. Her signature "spot" artwork was meticulously developed over time starting in 2014. When starting on a new piece, a grid layout is measured and marked in pencil first. Each spot is then hand painted using various acrylic paint mediums along with brushes, spoons and sheets of plastic to apply the paint to the canvas surface according to the grid marks. It is a repetitive process that continues until the entire grid is complete. The grid layout helps organize the color and texture of the spot so the eye can easily wander throughout the artwork. The overall concept and process is based upon graphic design elements, color theory and the repetitiveness of daily routines.
The exhibition will remain on display through January 4, 2021.