The Leighton Art Centre proposes an exhibition at the Nickle Galleries focusing on the artwork and designs of A.C. Leighton (1901-1965). The exhibition will exhibit rarely shown Leighton works focusing on his interest in architectural elements and village scenes. During his downtime as a commercial illustrator and designer, Leighton not only enjoyed painting around the countryside and in the mountains, but he also produced a body of work focusing on architecture features across the UK, France and North America.
Leighton also filled an untold number of sketchbooks with architectural designs experimenting with elements such as woodwork, doorjambs, furniture, fireplaces and built in cabinetry and lofts. These designs, inspired by the Arts and Crafts aesthetic will be exhibited alongside Leighton’s paintings and several furniture examples.
Artist, architect, founder of the Alberta Society of Artists, founder of the Leighton Art Centre and visionary, A.C. Leighton has curiously remained relatively uncelebrated for his contributions and achievements. The work of the Leighton Art Centre, and the collaboration with Nickle Galleries, will serve begin his just recognition.
Curated by Stephanie Doll, organized by the Leighton Art Centre in collaboration with Nickle Galleries
Opening Reception and Curator’s Talk: Thursday 5 June, 5:00 – 8:00 pm