|Leah Yerpe during her artist talk in Robert L. Ringel Gallery|
Leah's interests stem from dance, body language and how the figure is used in mythology. During her talk, Yerpe discusses her attraction to the shapes that the each body makes through posture, comfort and circumstance. Yerpe invites her models to move, with as little guidance as possible, in a way similar to interpretive dance while Yerpe photographs them quickly. She then creates a library of cut out figures to digitally mock up out compositional ideas. Certain poses, movements, or the shape made when the figures interact remind her of mythological stories and legends. She explained that in Greek Mythology figures are often turned into constellations, an idea that is both beautiful and disturbing at the same time, a duality she tries to capture in her work. To see more of her work see her website at http://leahyerpe.com.
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*Leah Yerpe's talk was recorded and will be made available soon.