Leigh Hall, Connective Tissue, 2009. Found wire and cotton and linene thread, 22 x 14 x 9 in.

Leigh Hall


Atlantic Works Gallery

The Atlantic Works Gallery, at the edge of Boston Harbor, occupies the top floor of a repurposed building that was once part of the East Boston shipping industry. Leigh Hall, the sculptor of the two-person exhibition “Metaphors and Metamor­phoses” (which also included the assemblages of Suzanne Mercury), combed the streets of the surrounding industrial neighborhood for many of the materials included in the show. Hall uses a combination of needlework techniques to stitch together found pieces of metal wire of different thicknesses. The results are exquisitely wrought, intimate sculptures that range in size from six inches to six feet. Needlework, once the provenance of the wealthy, is turned on its head by Hall’s quirky sensibility, which pairs refined techniques with the humblest of found materials. …see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.