Publications & Reviews

viewRobert C. Morgan, Catalog, Essay for Dillon Gallery Exhibition, 2009
viewLyle Rexer, Art in America, "Hector Leonardi at the Viewing Gallery," June 3, 2003
Anthony Barzilay Freund, Town and Country, “Connoisseur’s World, “ February 2002
Lyle Rexer, Review Magazine, “Hector Leonardi: New Paintings,” May 15, 1998
Ann Lauterback, Catalog, “Hector Leonardi: The Innate Order of Particulars,” January, 1991
David Bell, The Albuquerque Journal, May 23, 1982
Susan Zwinger, The Santa Fe Reporter, May 23, 1982
viewJohn Russell, The New York Times, May 9, 1980
viewJohn Russell, The New York Times, May 4, 1979
John Russell, The New York Times, June 9, 1978
John Russell, Catalog, Essay for Razor Gallery Exhibition, 1973
Peter Frank, The Soho Weekly News, December 6, 1973

Leonardi was probably the most astute pupil of Joseph Albers, his teacher at Yale in the mid-1950s.  This exhibition demonstrated that he learned more from Albers than the secrets of color.  He learned the art of fruitful restriction.  In these paintings, ranging in size from 18-inch miniatures to 4-by-8-foot epics, Leonardi chose to let the canvas reassert itself.  He unburied it and allowed all his knowledge of texture and color to play over it...Leonardi’s work argues passionately against postmodernism and for the visuality of painting the only way a painting can—by creating conditions for a unique and involving experience, one that addresses the body in order to summon the mind to reflection.