Leah Yerpe, ‘Altair’, 2013, Watermill Center Summer Benefit Auction 2016

In Leah Yerpe’s 2013 piece Altair, characters are suspended, occupying a dreamlike space in which they are alternately falling or flying. Her tableaux are so photo-realistic that they live and breathe, albeit only in graphite, charcoal, and ink. For all its intricate detail in light and shadow, Altair maintains a degree of looseness and simplicity. Yerpe’s work has graced the cover of New York Magazine and is featured in private collections around the world. Recent exhibitions include Dillon Gallery, New York, The Boiler, Brooklyn, New York, and Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania.


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Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Anna Zorina Gallery, New York City

About Leah Yerpe

American, b. 1985, Cattaraugus County, New York, based in Brooklyn, New York

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Anna Zorina Gallery at Art on Paper New York 2016