Ranging from figurative representation to gestural abstraction, monumental landscape paintings to more intimate portraits, the oeuvre of American painter Leidy Churchman channels his artistic and literary influences, friendships, moods, surrounding landscapes and the visual iconography of divergent religions and philosophies. Crocodile highlights the artist’s investigations into consciousness in his renderings of anthropomorphic animals and psychological states; his appropriation of existing artworks and aesthetics; and his recasting of various signs and symbols. Churchman, who divides his time between New York and Maine, emerges here as a dynamic protagonist of contemporary American painting.
Edited by Lauren Cornell, Karen Kelly, and Barbara Schroeder. Text by Ruba Katrib, Alex Kitnik, and Arnisa Zeqo. Interview by Lauren Cornell.
Design by Tiffany Malakooti
Copublished with CCS Bard
144 pages, 95 illustrations