Visual Art

Leeza Meksin

Sep 13, 2018—Jan 14, 2019
Diker Gallery Café and Lepercq Space, Peter Jay Sharp Building
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2:30—6pm Mondays and during BAMcafé hours


Towards a New Archaeology brings together artists who reevaluate the history of material culture—presenting installation, painting, and sculptural works that speak to a mystical, transcendent, and visionary future.

Leeza Meksin renders layers of industrial mesh, surgical gloves, sheets of vacuum formed plastic, and Spandex to flatten the space between the manufactured world and the body. These complex compositions of synthetic skins are informed by architecture as well as bondage and costume design. Embedded in Meksin’s aggressive works, all of the materials band together to transcend common perceptions about gender, confronting mass production of late capitalism and the edges of queer identity.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Agnes Gund and Toby Devan Lewis