Weekend Showcase: Robbin Gallery’s “In Retrospect: The Art of Leo Winstead”
A Crystal artist named Leo Winstead is displaying his eclectic artwork at the Robbin Gallery now through August 29.
Winstead’s art is the first new exhibition since March at the Robbin Gallery. The show is called “In Retrospect: the Art of Leo Winstead.”
“I think my work doesn’t necessarily vibe with a lot of shows, a lot of galleries. And there’s only a few galleries that would be open to this,” said Winstead. “For me, and I think this is true of all artists, we just want to create. We want to experience the act of creation.”
Winstead is self-taught in his painting and displays an eclectic and diverse showing of his work.
“In terms of modern art there is definitely a sense that art needs to be a deconstructing language. And I don’t want to deconstruct language. I don’t want to make things obscure. I want them to be clear, and obvious, and in your face, and hit you over the head,” said Winstead.
Leo Winstead is an accomplished commercial artist and animator who’s been at it for more than two decades, yet this is his first solo show.
“My work is kind of an older style and I think it has a sort of limited audience,” said Winstead. “It’s for sure like kind of just Baroque style art. I mean if you look at Rubens or, Delacroix’s a little later, he’s a romantic artist, but Delacroix for sure. If you look you’re going to see that style come through.”
You can see “In Retrospect: the Art of Leo Winstead” at the Robbin Gallery until August 29. To learn more about the exhibit, click here.