Art(ology) Gallery and Gifts

​Art(ology) is an eclectic, fine arts gallery located in the heart of the Mobile Arts District on Cathedral Square. Work ranges from mixed media, jewelry, hand bound books, watercolor, acrylics, collage, assemblage, and textile arts, all made by eight local female artists. 

Mixed Media Techniques Combining Text with Art - Artist Showcase Michelle Leech

Art(ology) has several artists who specialize in mixed media, Ardith Goodwin, Michelle Leech, and Claire Noojin. One of the techniques these three have in common is utilizing text as an art medium. In the Post Modern Era, artists are now embracing the freedom to experiment with mediums, forms, texts, and styles in an effort not simply paint an object, but to share a message that transcends through the art. Adding text as a layer, as the main focal point, or in addition to the art are several ways these mixed media artists create unique works. 

Artist Showcase: Michelle Foreman Leech

Many of Michelle Leech's pieces contains text, but her new Portal Series is new to Art(ology).  

Michelle writes, "Doors, Gateways and Passages throughout history have been used to represent the movement from one phase of life to another, a portal if you will through which one travels that effects change. Behind these doors can be found stories about the lives that grace the thresh holds. Throughout my life I have taken photos and collected images of doors that were of particular interest. Using photo transfer these images can be seen in a series titled "DOORS". The text that is used comes from poems, song lyrics, old book pages, scripture, quotes and journaling."

"Paper Portals: Are lunch size brown paper bag with gesso and acrylic paint is the base for a photo transfer. An edging is attached and beaded wire for hanging. Other items may be added; paint, lace, thread and then a coat of beeswax offers a dreamy effect."

Michelle has these and many other pieces combining text with paint, assemblage, beeswax, and wire. Make plans to visit Art(ology) and see these up close, experience the layers of each piece along with the message they share. To learn more about Michelle Foreman Leech, click on her tab up at the top of our page.