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In 1982 printmaker and painter David Leach created a photo intaglio print titled Broken Line (fig .1) that records an illusion, a seeming change in angle of a twig partly immersed in water, an effect resulting from light refraction. The image might almost serve as commentary on Leach's production as artist. He has stated that in 1982 he realized he was not a "post-studio" artist. 1 That conclusion caused him to move away from the conceptualist investigations that had become the focus of his art by the later 1970s and for which work he had established a reputation. Partly out of discomfort at finding himself narrowly defined as an artist, Leach began giving increased attention to formal and technical issues. as well as to expressive content, in a move that allied his work with more traditional approaches to art.
Wright State University
Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts | Printmaking
Leach , D., & Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries (2001). The Present Past: A Survey of Work by David Leach. Dayton, Ohio: Wright State University.