Preparing for Solo at Athenaeum

IMG_20170429_111308082These two new paintings will be featured in my upcoming August 2017 solo exhibition – Seduction – at the Old Town Alexandria, Virginia Athenaeum Gallery.

Both pieces, 36″x60″ acrylic on canvas, feature a man with great dignity and power, yet the images are infused with color and an other-worldly feeling.  Ambiguity, uncertainty, perhaps fleeting glimpses of reality infuse these abstracted visuals of modern life.

 

Making New Artwork

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Studio of Washington, DC Artist Leslie Nolan’

In anticipation of the upcoming solo exhibit August 10 through September 17 at the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria,VA, working on some new paintings. So far, they’re all about the drip. Is there such a thing as too much? Perhaps, in fact, probably. But, my plan is to push the limits. Many thanks to Gallery Director/curator Twig Murray and the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association for the sponsorship.

Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia

Opening – August 13 Sunday 4-6 pm
Gallery Talk – September 10 2pm with special guest Dr Erich Keel (former head of Education at the Kreeger Museum)

Visit to Athenaeum’s “Oh, the Joy!”

We dropped in to check out the Athenaeum Gallery Invitational Exhibit today and have lunch at the nearby fabulous Restaurant Eve.  My dancing purple hipster high on the wall makes an impact.  Thanks to Athenaeum Executive Director Kelly Mechling for greeting us and taking photos.  This exciting exhibit remains open at 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA through Nov 6.  And, don’t forget my solo exhibit there in August 2017!!

Beyond the Edge

Artist Leslie Nolan's "Beyond the Edge" at The Art League Gallery

Artist Leslie Nolan’s “Beyond the Edge” at The Art League Gallery

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Check out this link for the gallery blog about Beyond the Edge this month. Want to thank all those who came out in support, including family, friends, and fellow artists, and, in particular, the Gallery staff who have been so helpful during this period.  They did a terrific job hanging the show.

At The Art League Gallery

Oct 9 – Nov 3

105 North Union, Alexandria, VA

 

 

 

Opening for “Beyond the Edge” at Art League Gallery!!

Leslie Nolan Solo Exhibit at The Art League Gallery

Leslie Nolan Solo Exhibit at The Art League Gallery

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Just delivered and unpacked artwork for this exciting solo appearance at the venerable Art League Gallery. Opening tomorrow, Oct 9, 6-8 pm.  Free and open to the public.  Drop by and join in on the festivities. Wine, cheese, and sparkling conversation!

Many thanks to Gallery Director Rose O’Donnell and Assistant Director Katie Andril (and her predecessor Katie Scharma) for their top-notch support throughout the two-year process of submission, jurying, acceptance, selection of artwork, and installation.  It’s an honor to be there.