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New works by Leegan, Chris Bentley, and Regan Russell.

"This series examines popular culture's fascination with money and commerce, and delivers it in a manner that blurs the lines between advertising, political propaganda and religious iconography. Envisioned as a multi-part narrative, this first installment lays the groundwork for the birth of a movement steeped in satire as well as social commentary." - Chris Bentley

"The internet has caused us, as individuals, to be constantly bombarded by images and information. Most of which are fleeting and temporarily, but some images and pop culture references repeatedly own our attention. Through graphite renderings of modified popular culture images and self portraits I hope the viewer will question how much we rely on mass social media to define ourselves and what that influence means as we navigate the "normal" lives vs pipe dreams." - Regan Russell

Leegan began drawing and painting at a young age by himself. He grew up moving from one metropolitan city to another—Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City; and cultural diversity and experience of dynamic urban life became the major source of his artistic inspiration, along with jazz, hiphop, and graffiti. In 2011, Leegan began to focus on painting cityscapes—a visual manifestation of memories and emotions attached to certain places—and experimented with various styles of realism and surrealism. In 2013, he moved to San Francisco to attend Academy of Art University where he received his first formal art education. In 2014, Leegan moved to Los Angeles and joined Leftbank Art, a corporation that specializes in producing and printing artworks for clients such asCrate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Z Gallery. He currently lives and works as a freelance artist and art instructor in Los Angeles.

About Thumbprint Gallery

Founded in 2009, Thumbprint Gallery curates monthly exhibitions featuring emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on urban art and pop surrealism. The gallery seeks to provide an engaging atmosphere to view art by bringing people together in appreciation and support of local, national, and international artists.
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