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COURTNEY M. LEONARD: LOGBOOK 2004–2023

June 10, 2023 - November 12, 2023

Courtney M. Leonard
CONTACT 2,023…

2023
Porcelain, enamel and red iron oxide transfers, artificial sinew, canvas, brass
The Heckscher Museum of Art
Museum Purchase: Partial Funding from the Town of Huntington Art Acquisition Fund

The Heckscher Museum of Art and Planting Fields Foundation are pleased to present the work of artist Courtney M. Leonard (b. Shinnecock, 1980), on Long Island this summer, through COURTNEY M. LEONARD: Logbook 2004–2023 at The Heckscher Museum and BREACH: Logbook 23 | ROOT at Planting Fields Foundation. Visit Heckscher.org and Plantingfields.org for more information about these two dynamic exhibitions, including new commissioned work by Leonard, and related programming at each location.

Leonard’s powerful work in ceramics, painting, video, and installation engages with Long Island’s colonial history; celebrates Indigenous knowledge and resilience; and addresses urgent ecological issues. The exhibition will debut Contact, 2,023…, a new work that The Heckscher Museum has commissioned from Leonard. The large-scale work will be a map of Long Island made up of thousands of individual porcelain thumbprints resembling shells. Leonard plans to glaze them in colors and patterns that reference both wampum and delftware. The exhibition will also feature loans from the artist and from public and private collections.

Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein

Pien and Hans Bosch

Public funding provided by Suffolk County

 

 

 

 

COURTNEY M. LEONARD BOOK

The Heckscher Museum of Art and Planting Fields Foundation have jointly published the first book about nationally recognized artist Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock, b. 1980). It represents both the retrospective exhibition COURTNEY M. LEONARD: Logbook 2004-2023 on view at The Heckscher Museum, and her site-specific installation at Planting Fields, BREACH: Logbook 2023|Root. The pages are filled with insights into Leonard’s sources of inspiration, creative processes, and original interpretations.

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COURTNEY M. LEONARD TOURS

Courtney M. Leonard
BREACH: Logbook 23
| ALLUVION
2023
Ceramics, oyster shells, pallets, paint, video
Installation presented in a gallery approximately 19-1/2 ft. x 30-1/2 ft.

Experience the Work of Artist Courtney M. Leonard
Guided Tours at Heckscher Museum of Art & Planting Fields

Saturday, July 15
Saturday, August 12
Sunday, Sept 10
Saturday, Oct 21
Saturday, Nov. 4

12:30 – 1 pm, 2:30 – 3 pm at each site
You choose where to begin!

Join us for guided tours featuring the work of contemporary artist Courtney M. Leonard (Shinnecock, b. 1980) at two locations. 

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