Leila Heller is pleased to announce STEEL SHAPES, an exhibition of new work by New York–based artist Nick Moss. On view January 10, 2020, through February 15, 2020, the exhibition marks the artist’s second solo show at Leila Heller New York. Moss’s new body of work marks a significant transition from figuration to abstraction while still employing the artist’s signature cut-steel canvases and industrial tools to explore materiality and color. At the center of this exhibition is his series Steel Shapes, in which Moss uses a blowtorch and unique patinas to test the limits of color on various shaped steel canvases welded together, recalling modernist tropes such as color-field painting, hard-edge abstraction, and assemblage. In these works, traditional linen and wood have been replaced with steel, the brush with a torch, and paint with patina.