Harry Leigh, Untitled (The Shape of Sound), 2002. Wood, 70 x 140 x 30 in.

Harry Leigh

Old Westbury, New York

Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY Old Westbury Octogenarian Harry Leigh

Octogenarian Harry Leigh has made a long career of constructing Minimalist sculptures that are highly evocative in their Shaker-like simplicity. Educated at SUNY, Buffalo, and at Teacher’s College, Columbia University – supplemented by stints of private study with Peter Voulkos and Richard Pousette-Dart, and numerous stays at Yaddo and Mac – Dowell Colony residencies – Leigh is clearly well-trained and historically versed in late-modern and contemporary art. He lives upstate in Suffern, New York, and his work, almost entirely constructed from wood, not only accommodates the Minimalist penchant for absolute…see the entire review in the print version of March’s Sculpture magazine.