"What's the world for you if you can't make it up the way you want."

-Jazz, Toni Morrison


Daphne and Apollo

Daphne and Apollo

Annelisa Leinbach studied painting and its links with global affairs at Yale University. Based in Berlin since her graduation, she has been exhibiting her own work in various venues in Europe, as well as curating shows for other artists. An avid traveler and student of languages, she has worked in over twenty countries in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Instagram: @annelisaleinbach


Artist Statement

“This fall, prompted by the Kavanaugh hearings going on in the US, I began a series of paintings exploring sexual assault in modern culture, interpreted through the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo: the god Apollo becomes obsessed with the mortal Daphne, who rejects his advances. He refuses to accept no for an answer and chases her, and as he catches up she prays for salvation. The gods transform her into a tree: liberated at the last moment, but immobilized forever as Apollo walks free. What would this story look like interpreted in a modern college dorm?”


Dominican Trancender

Dominican Trancender

Different Worlds

Different Worlds

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