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Leor Grady

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Untitled (rag) thread on cotton, broom stick, squeegee 2.5’ x 5’, 2009
Untitled (handkerchief) thread on linen, 17” x 17”, 2008 detail
Untitled (gold paper boat) enamel on paper, 10’ x 3’ x2', 2010
Untitled (curtain) thread on velvet, 9’ x 9’, 2010
Untitled (side curls), framed C print, 12” x 15”, 2009
Artist's Statement

These images are from a site responsive project in a vacant apartment in Sugar Hill, Harlem, I created in the summer of 2010.
Gold threaded text drawings, embroidered velvet panels, a handkerchief, a rag and other objects navigate notions of home, tradition, desire, geography and identity.


Leor Grady is an Israeli-born visual artist, working and living in NYC.
His conceptual works, interdisciplinary in nature, explore themes of home and identity politics. Through drawing, installation, and video art, he subversively reposition everyday objects, concepts and experiences to imbue them with poetic meaning. His work has been shown in the US and abroad, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, The Guggenheim, Rush Arts Gallery, Exit Art Gallery and Center for Book Arts in New York City, as well as in public and private collections and in various publications.