HomePower Beats Club

In quiet yet visceral works, Zoe Leonard captures the frailty, pain and eccentricities of human life

“From 19th century ideas about God and the sublime,” says Leonard, seated inside MOCA’s reading room, “to ideas of nationhood, power, electricity, then sexuality, the honeymoon, Marilyn Monroe, and a kind of nostalgic view of American greatness, how many social, political and economic ideas have been projected on this place?”