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Don Li-Leger: Counting the Steps of the Sun

View late works of painting and video from Surrey Civic Treasure Don Li-Leger.

Don Li-Leger (1948-2019) had a five-decade long art practice marked by a deep and enduring curiosity for nature. Over his career, he explored flora, fauna, and landscapes through a variety of media. This exhibition brings together selections of late video works alongside a series of paintings the artist made in response to the 2017 “super bloom” of wildflowers in Southern California and Arizona. Vivid colours and abstraction point to Li-Leger’s enduring ecological vision, rooted in life and light.

Don was honoured as a Surrey Civic Treasure in 2015 along with his wife of 43 years, fellow-artist Cora Li-Leger.

Image: Don Li-Leger, Hundred Year Bloom 7, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 4’ (h) x 8’ (w), Courtesy of Li-Leger Family.