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Jason Leith, Artist

Portraits created out of relationship   /   Exploring humility & holiness   /   Exhibited site-specific


The iconic Sacred Streets show featured twelve portraits of individuals who were living on the streets of Skid Row. Out of relationship, the artist drew and etched their faces on reclaimed found objects with saint-like symbolism. These portraits were exhibited in the heart of Skid Row in a temporary structure built by a team using discarded street materials.

The Vessels paintings turn inward to explore these sacred symbols and social practices in relationship to the artist’s own identity.