Gerard

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Gerard, 36×36 painting on canvas by Washington, DC area artist Leslie M. Nolan

Newly completed and available in my Virginia studio. Contact me directly – leslie@leslienolan.com

Marin MOCA – Content Matters

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Corrected Vision, 36×36 inch acrylic on canvas by Washington, DC Artist Leslie M. Nolan

This enigmatic piece has been accepted into the national juried exhibition of the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in California.  The exhibition, “Content Matters,” features “consequential work that tells stories and captures the attention of visitors.”

My painting is the first in my “Corrected Vision”  series which addresses feeling and seeing and the moment when one’s ideas have finally clarified.  Sometimes we are  blinded by misperception, wishful thinking and faulty logic.  This series of paintings reflects the moment of clarity when truth is revealed.  We have all experienced periods of being mislead or of assuming the best, and I think everyone can empathize with the emotion of finally recognizing the stark truth.

The exhibition’s curator and judge is well-known San Francisco gallerist Jack Fischer.  Thanks to Marin MOCA for the opportunity!  If you’re in the area, stop by and check out the show.  This artwork is for sale.

Content Matters

Marin MOCA — 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA  – – marinmoca.org  —  info@marinmoca.org

June 15 – August 4, 2019 —  Opening Reception June 15, 5-7 p.m.

 

Freedom: Art as the Messenger

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Sylvie, 48×36 Painting on Canvas by Washington DC Artist Leslie Nolan

I am honored to have been selected for CATO Institute’s inaugural national juried exhibition, Freedom:  Art as the Messenger.  Many thanks to jurors and curators Harriet Lesser and June Linowitz for the opportunity.  This artwork is for sale.

Freedom means something different to every person, yet its value is a common bond between Americans.  This exhibition aims to provide a unifying platform of civility and creativity, sharing innovative and thought-provoking perspectives on freedom and the enduring need for its protection.

The art exhibition is free and open to the public.  Please join me at the opening reception.

Where:  CATO Institute,1000 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC

When:   April 11 – June 14, 2019, Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 11, 6:30 pm

For more information about curator’s tours, as well as a series of evening conversations with featured guest commentators, check out exhibition@cato.org

 

Overland Park National Juried Exhibition

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Rafe, 30×30 acrylic on canvas by Washington, DC artist Leslie Nolan

Very honored to have two of my paintings selected for the prestigious City of Overland Park, KS, National Juried Exhibition.  Rafe, above, one of the selected works, is a wonderfully expressive painting that defines the fast pace of contemporary life and would look terrific either in the office or at home. It makes me think!  And, it seems to emanate both energy and wit, in addition to sporting a color palette that works with any wall.

Many thanks to the talented artist Johne Richardson who served as guest juror for the exhibition.

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Washington, DC Artist Leslie M. Nolan in her Virginia studio

These are two paintings from my new series of figures showing women striking the same pose.  It proved to be a fun and challenging project.  Completely out of my imagination, the figures more than fill the space of the canvas. They’re pink, purple, white, and black with bright-colored backgrounds. By adopting a confident, casual pose each figure exudes energy, independence and freedom.  I like the feel of these paintings. They’re diverse, yet similar.  They’re bold, yet not in your face.  They seem to be celebrating both  uniqueness and commonality — appealing concepts for all people.

 

Washington, DC Collection

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Corrected Vision 7, 24×24 inches acrylic on canvas, above, has been selected for the collection of Washington, DC via a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  I’m honored for this delightful piece to have been chosen from among the many applicants.

A big “Thank you” to Zoma Wallace, DC Art Bank Coordinator, and Lauren Dugas Glover, Public Art Manager, both with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Nigel

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Nigel, 48″x36,” acrylic on canvas by Washington, DC-artist Leslie M. Nolan

Nigel made its way to SCOPE Miami Beach 2018 with me and caused quite a stir at the JanKossen Projects booth.  Filled with emotion, the painting features rich, thick, and creamy paint in large gestural sweeps.  Drips, drops and smudges all add to a chaotic mix, much like life itself.  Thanks to Jasmin Kossenjans and her terrific staff for taking good care of me and mine.

My paintings are also available at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Washington, DC — http://www.callowayart.com.