COLUMBUS – The Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus Gallery of Fine Art & Design is presenting the exhibit “Just Think. David Lesh,” now through April 15. The gallery is located in the Ivy Tech main building, 4475 Central Avenue; hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Lesh’s unique style of visual storytelling employs the use of iconic symbols, photo collage, typography, painting, and drawing. He has been a preeminent presence in illustration in the United States since the early 1980s. Influenced by artists such as Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Alan Cober, and others, his eclectic and brave combinations of graphic imagery introduced a new and unique style of American illustration, which numerous artists attempted to mimic over the following decades.
Lesh’s work has appeared in some of the most popular and prestigious publications across the country. He has worked with a diverse group of clients, including Eli Lilly, Merchants National Bank, NUVO, Apple, Texas Instruments, IBM, Deutsch Bank, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, American Express, The New York Times, Swatch, BASF, and others.
Over the years, his work has been accepted into several juried shows, including Communication Arts, PRINT, American Illustration, the New York Art Directors Annual, and the Society of Illustrators in New York, where his work was awarded two Silver Medals. Lesh is a founding board member and past president of the Illustrators Partnership of America, which was created by C.F. Payne, Brad Holland, Cynthia Turner, and Dugald Stermer to promote and help preserve the rights of freelance artists.
Exhibits in the Ivy Tech Gallery of Fine Art & Design in the coming months will include a spring student exhibition, children’s book illustrators Mark Braught and Laura Knorr, and a summer faculty exhibit. Information: 812-374-5139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.