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Limbo: Leo Espinosa's opening

SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
A view inside through Leo's vinyl critters which has sprouted legs!
Friday night, Alan Witschonke and I ventured out in the gloom and rain to The New England Gallery of Latin American Art (NEGLAA) in East Boston to attend the opening of Leo Espinosa's show entitled "LIMBO". The bright lights and colorful art inside were a joyful contrast to the soggy weather.
There was an appreciative crowd which included a few other artists, illustrators and designers. I even had the pleasure to chat with Leo's sister who told me of the long curly hair he sported in his wild carefree youth! The food was excellent and well appreciated. I am glad that someone whose artistic touch is so assured and captivating has found a collaborative opportunity at NEGLAA to explore, through his unique graphic language, what it feels like to straddle continents and cultures. Perhaps, all good artists straddle the line and live in a kind of Limbo where the personal is public and where the mundane experiences of life can signify and shed light on larger mysteries.
Leo Espinosa
Leo, Alan Witschonke and Cindy Patrick
Rob Saunders, Julia Talcott and Alan
The color is off in this snapshot!
painting by Leo Espinosa
I think Leo had a lot of fun building and painting this relief (multi-panel painting). I'm not sure what it has to do with the experience of being in Limbo. Maybe it's the contrast between architecture and nature, abstraction and the organic. Help me out here Leo!
view from the street.
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