PHIL SPACE Presents:
KANSAS: Paintings by Scott Anderson & David Leigh
A discussion on contemporary image-making with CCA Curator Erin Elder
Erin Elder has been the Visual Arts Director at Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, NM since 2012. Prior, she worked as an independent curator, writer, and teacher cultivating interests in experimental collaboration, sense of place, and expanded notions of culture. Her writing has been published by University of Minnesota Press, University of Houston Press, and more. She has produced projects with a variety of institutions including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Württembergischer Kunstverein, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, International Symposium on Electronic Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. She is a visiting lecturer at several universities and is a frequent juror. From 2009 to 2014, she cooperatively ran PLAND, an off-the-grid residency program near Tres Piedras, NM. Erin holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. She is working on a multi-year, grant-funded independent curatorial project in Miami.
Scott Anderson received an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been exhibited nationally and internationally at numerous institutions and galleries, including, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Cranbrook Museum of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Parrish Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago/Berlin, FA Projects, London, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, and Stux Gallery, New York, among others. He has received multiple awards and fellowships including a Pollock-Krasner award in 2006, and William and Dorothy Yeck Award from Miami University of Ohio in 2003. His work has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Art News, Art Pulse Magazine, Beautiful/Decay, The Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He is currently an assistant professor of painting and drawing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
David Leigh was born in Fort Worth, Texas. After receiving a BA in Art History from Arizona State University, he attended the University of New Mexico, where he received a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing. After graduating, he founded Donkey Gallery with Larry Bob Phillips and Sherlock Terry where they showed work by local and national artists for nearly four years. Along with Matt Brackbill’s Bivouac Art Space, Donkey helped establish that part of Barelas near Avenida Cesar Chavez as a viable art location. He has shown his work as part of an ongoing collaboration with Larry Bob Phillips at Colorado State University, Bragg’s Pie Factory in Phoenix, West Texas A&M University, and Santa Fe’s Center for Contemporary Arts. He has also shown or created site specific work at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, West Virginia University, Aqua Art Miami, as part of ISEA 2012, Richard Levy Gallery, SITE Santa Fe and the DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery in Durham, UK.