Show Dates: May 17 – July 31

Reception: Friday June 3, 6-8pm at Grove Salon, 1483 Solano Avenue, Albany CA 94706

Abrams Claghorn Showroom is excited to announce our first collaboration with Grove Salon, our friendly neighbor on Solano Avenue, which was selected as one of the top 20 Salons in the USA for aesthetic and design in 2015. 

Don’t miss this fun opportunity to see an art show in an amazing venue!

From May 18th- July 31st, Grove Salon will be hosting a selection of works by Leah Tumerman at their salon. Read more about Grove’s story!


“The opportunity to obsess over an object or idea, to come at it from countless angles in order to reveal or better understand its nature, is the work of artists and scientists.  With the collection Variations on a Flying Thing, I employ a fabulist’s lens; that is, a teller of fables’ towards illustrative renderings of winged creatures. I explore their capacity for flight- or the impossibility- and the potentials of the zoomorphic narrative.  The pieces shift between whimsy and magical realism, asking that an audience embrace the lightness and playfulness of youth.”

– Leah Tumerman, explaining the meaning behind her show, Variations on a Flying Thing. 

Leah Tumerman is on the trail of a good story; be it hers, yours, the story of The City, the stories of memory & nostalgia, or the stories of dreams. Leah believes in the potency of images and our first language, and is inspired by layers, repetition, and things both charming and grotesque (and especially whatever falls in the blurry spectrum between the two). The impressively varied potential of pencil markings also holds great intrigue for her.

Tumerman studied visual art and creative writing at both Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently resides and creates art in Oakland, California.