Kuhl and Leyton invite you to join them in considering spectacles of power, spectacles of crime, spectacles of tragedy, celebrity and hilarity. Images carefully removed from the shelves of public consciousness to be replicated, to be mapped, to be rearranged, to be hallucinated. Images sometimes in wild color and sometimes in the rigid focus of two tones. Images that hide questions behind a cavalcade of faces and forms. Images that may explode.
Monique Leyton grew up in Miami, Florida and attended DASH, the Design and Architecture Senior High School. At university I studied printmaking and drawing at Cornell University. I began working with tape while studying abroad in Cornell’s art department in Rome, Italy. Me and my art partner have been working together making art in tape for over ten years.
The artwork is narrative art. That means telling a story. So I find out about something that happened and I do research about that story. What happened? Where did this happen? Who was part of the story? When did this happen? Can I answer the why this happened or can I ask this question to the audience? As art artist I want you to think about the work. I balance serious stories with fun bright colors. This makes us think about the unusual relation a ship between color and what the work is about.