On a recent visit I got to see new work in process by my dear pal Leslie Baum. She has been exploring and stretching in her painting practice for a while now. It is in a great place.
Inspired by this image of Helen Frankethaler:
Leslie is making two environments of painted tarps. The cloths I saw in progress are the kind of environment that one can really enter into. Boldly she will be showing Mountain and Sea as a two-venue solo-painting exhibition in two locations:
4th Ward shows MOUNTAIN and sea starting 6 March to 15 April
St Xavier College will host mountain and SEA 17 February to 22 March
As if this wasn’t enough, she brought my hubby and I to the Art Institute where there is this show of Buddhist Monk's robes.
So much cutting and recombining lushly!