Ashleigh Sumner, ‘Love Is Blind II’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse

About Ashleigh Sumner

Ashleigh Sumner’s brightly colored collaged paintings combine found objects and images from the Los Angeles streets with her love of literature. Photographic images, printed and painted text, and large washes of color come together in each work to create chaotic compositions that hint at politically charged narratives. In Vandalized Love Affair (2013), illegible graffiti hovers above a photograph of a female statue with a painted red bar across her eyes. In the background, amidst yellow drips, the Berlin coat of arms and Communist hammer and sickle peak through fragmented layers of text.

American, b. 1979, Charlotte, North Carolina, based in Los Angeles, California

Group Shows

2015