The Georgetowner Art Critic Review

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Lovely review by The Georgetowner’s Ari Post of “Inner/Outer” at Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, DC.

Washington Post Review of “Inner/Outer”

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Nice review of my exhibit at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC.  The exhibit remains on view until October 20 – drop by.

Opening Reception – “Inner/Outer”

Artist Leslie Nolan With Marily Mojica at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Opening

Artist Leslie Nolan With Marily Mojica at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Opening

The opening of Inner/Outer at Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown brought out a lively, varied crowd on this special September evening.  The show garnered interest from Ari Post writing for The Georgetowner, as well as, Mark Jenkins for the Washington Post.

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Gallerist Susan Calloway and friends

Gallerist Susan Calloway and friends

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Leslie Nolan “Mixed Messages”

Leslie Nolan's "Which Is The Way"

Leslie Nolan’s “Which Is The Way”

Check out this cool video of my solo exhibit, “Mixed Messages” at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD.  Great venue, great staff, great volunteers.  I am so honored to have been selected for a solo exhibit at this fabulous institution dedicated to the arts. The exhibit features ten paintings — all big heads.

Videographer George L. Miller collaborated with me on this film and I want to thank him for all his suggestions and for his keen professionalism.

Installation at Susan Calloway Fine Arts

Leslie Nolan (right) with Susan Calloway, owner of Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown

Leslie Nolan (right) with Susan Calloway, owner of Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown

Yesterday we delivered ten beautiful, new paintings to Susan Calloway Fine Arts (SCFA) for my first solo exhibit at the gallery.  Susan thoughtfully had a full staff on hand to unpack and hang all the artwork.  Next thing I knew, one of my pieces was hanging front and center in the window overlooking Wisconsin Avenue – – it looks quite fine there.

It’s great to work with supportive and gracious professionals.  The gallery staff really know their business and have a great eye for matching the perfect artwork with their client’s tastes and desires.  It’s an honor to be associated with SCFA.  And, a thrill to have a big show there.

Inner/Outer by Leslie Nolan at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 1643 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC in the heart of Georgetown on exhibit now.  Opening reception September 18th, 6-8 pm.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts Presents “Inner/Outer”

"Getting Somewhere"  48"x48" acrylic on canvas by Leslie Nolan, Washington, DC Artist

“Getting Somewhere”
48″x48″ acrylic on canvas by Leslie Nolan, Washington, DC Artist

This week I deliver 10 new paintings to Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Washington, DC for my first solo exhibit,at this gallery, Inner/Outer.  Packed up and ready for the 1/2 hour drive to the gallery, these canvases were specifically painted for this show and carefully selected by Susan Calloway herself.  The show, all figurative work, depicts what is felt rather than what is seen.  Each figure caught in a private moment of personal awareness suggests vulnerability — perhaps the essence of what it means to be human.

Like all my work, drips, re-stated lines, contrasting color and visible brushwork help convey tension and ambiguity.

The piece above, “Getting Somewhere,” was inspired by a photo I took a few years ago of a group of Italian teenagers on a field trip to some Roman ruins in Southern Italy.  This young man was passing behind several teenage girls, affecting a very nonchalant pose while subtly aware of the girls’ presence.  I just love his body language.

Stop by the gallery and join us for the free opening reception or check out the show any time.

Inner/Outer 

Sept 16 – Oct 19

Susan Calloway Fine Arts

1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20007–202.965.4601–callowayart.com

Opening Reception Friday September 18th, 6-8 pm

“Mixed Messages” Opens at The Delaplaine

Washington DC Artist Leslie Nolan with Low Down

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Some photos of the Mixed Messages opening reception at The Delaplaine in Frederick, MD this weekend.   This gorgeous large former mill space with huge wood support posts and exposed brick really sets off the ten paintings in the exhibit.  On exhibit through September 27.

Thanks to volunteers Joyce and Ashley and Delaplaine Exhibits Manager Diane Sibbison for their first-rate support.

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