Galileo’s Falling Bodies, 2013
Pigment print on fibre, 29 x 43 in.


Galileo's Falling Bodies

MARCH 5 - 29, 2014

The Red Head Gallery is pleased to present Galileo’s Falling Bodies by Nina Leo, in collaboration with Lee Henderson

Galileo’s Falling Bodies is a series of works that allegorically contemplate various states of discord through the movement, upset, and stasis of a teacup. Just as a magician’s tablecloth is pulled out from under the porcelain vessel, various moments of upheaval and recovery are captured and re-presented, collectively proposing an underlying beauty in surrender.


Nina Leo is a Canadian multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in drawing, installation, performance and public practice. Her work examines how the contemporary terrain of fragmented, often virtual experience may affect us phenomenologically as experiences and interactions become ever more accessible, yet divested of direct multi-sensorial richness. Leo holds an MFA in Emerging Practices from the University of Buffalo, SUNY. Her work has been shown in galleries and public institutions/spaces in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Currently, she teaches in the Sculpture/Installation department at OCAD University and is an exhibiting member of the Red Head Gallery.

Lee Henderson is a media-based artist from Saskatchewan. He has studied art in Canada and Germany, with talented professionals including Maria Vedder, Brian Eno, and Ellen Bromberg. Since completing his MFA in 2005, he has been furthering his time- and lens- based artistic practice while teaching photography and media art at the postsecondary level (currently at OCADU and Ryerson University). Recent and upcoming exhibitions and screenings include the Zero Film Festival (Los Angeles), The Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), The Rooms (St. John’s), Trinity Square Video, gallerywest, Artscape Youngplace, and YYZ (Toronto). His photographs, installations, videos and performances revolve around philosophies of impermanence and mortality, focusing on the persistence of collective histories and the brevity of individual lives.