Marcus Leslie Singleton, G Street, 2024; Limited Edition Print

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Marcus Leslie Singleton is celebrated for his distinctive figurative paintings that deftly intertwine personal observations with broader societal themes. A devoted observer, the artist is always armed with a notebook, capturing anything of interestbe it people, phrases, or random thoughts. These sketches provide source material for poignant paintings that offer meditations on issues of race, representation, and the historical reference of everyday moments. Born in Seattle, WA and based in Brooklyn, NY, Singleton’s works have been exhibited at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY; Journal Gallery, New York, NY; V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Van De Weghe Gallery, Hamptons, NY; and Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; among others. Additionally, they can be found in the public collections of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL; San Antonio Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME.

A depiction of Singleton’s childhood home in Tacoma, WA, G Street centers on two youthful characters playing outdoors. A boy sits atop a large toy horse, raising one hand and directly engaging the viewer with an outward gaze. To his right, a female companion bends her body, with arms outstretched towards a disproportionately sized basketball. Behind the figures is a flattened view of a domestic setting—populated with details such as a dining set framed inside a window, and patches of grass separated by a path that leads from the driveway to the home. Featuring the loose brush strokes and expressive placements of color that distinguish Singleton’s practice, this work stems from a recent series titled Family Portraits, which pays homage to his loved ones while relishing in the joy found in daily life. 

Regarding ART FOR CHANGE’s philanthropic initiative of planting ten trees for every print sold, the artist notes, “Here in New York City, we simply need more trees. They are essential in every aspect of life. In the art world, we sometimes forget about the natural world, but taking care of it is taking care of us, naturally.”

Marcus Leslie Singleton
G Street, 2024
24 x 23.75 inches
Archival pigment print

Limited edition of 15
Hand-embellished, signed and numbered by the artist

Limited edition of 25 with 5AP + 1PP
Signed and numbered by the artist

ART FOR CHANGE will plant ten trees for each print sold in support of global reforestation efforts. As in all series, artists will receive 50% of the net proceeds of print sales.

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