Olaf

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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

 

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.

Heading to SCOPE Miami Beach

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Selecting and packing artwork bound for SCOPE Art Pavilion Miami Beach this week.  Drop by and see the show at JanKossen Contemporary, Booth H35, at 8th St and Ocean Drive in the heart of lively South Beach. Dates: December 4-9.  https://scope-art.com

http://www.jankossen.com

SCOPE Miami Beach 2018

Looking forward to exhibiting at the SCOPE Pavilion in Miami Beach December 4 – 9, 2018 during exciting Art Basel Week.  I’ll be one of five artists with JanKossen Projects of Basel, New York, and Venice.  If you’re in the area stop by Booth H35 and check out the show. I’d love to see you.

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Glen, 48×36 inches acrylic on canvas, by Washington, DC artist Leslie M. Nolan

At the LA Invitational

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Washington, DC Artist Leslie M. Nolan and model/actor John Wisor at the George Billis Gallery LA

From the opening night party of the LA Invitational at George Billis Gallery.  The wonderful John Wisor  featured prominently in a collaborative video between myself and artist/videographer/photographer Anthony Dortch (instagram@dortchdesigns).  Soon to be posted here.  The video highlighted another painting in the Corrected Vision series, and luckily enough John turned out to be the perfect model to represent the living subject of the series.  Mirabile dictu!

If you’re in Los Angeles, drop by George Billis Gallery in the Culver City Arts District to see the show, up through August 25.

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Excited to have Corrected Vision 5, far right, selected for the LA Invitational at George Billis Gallery LA. A great art city, Los Angeles celebrates contemporary art  with a ton of top notch galleries and first rate museums.  Kudos to gallery director Tressa Williams for organizing and curating this super show.IMG_20180729_170227_934

LA Invitational at George Billis Gallery

 

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Corrected Vision 5, 20″x20″ acrylic on canvas, by Washington DC Artist Leslie M. Nolan

Just shipped this handsome guy to George Billis Gallery in the Culver City art district of Los Angeles for the LA Invitational.  I’m honored to be in this exhibit, curated by Tressa Wiliams, Gallery Director.  If you’re in the area, stop by and see the show.

By the way, George Billis Gallery is also in New York City, located in the heart of the Chelsea art district.

George Billis Gallery

2716 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.GeorgeBillis.com

Show Dates — July 28 – August 25, 2018

Opening Reception — Saturday, July 28, 6-8 pm