In May 2020 Calloway Fine Art & Consulting features my newest artworks in an exciting solo virtual exhibition @callowayart.com. While the virtual nature of this show is the result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, happily these new paintings on canvas can all be viewed online at your leisure and from the safety of your home.
Titled Divergent Impulses, the canvases in this all-figurative exhibit tell multiple stories, unique to the imaginary individual portrayed. With an array of color, body language and texture, the artworks blur the real with the imagined by focusing on emotions and impulses of the moment.
More details to follow. In the interim, enjoy the above image Scott, 48×36 acrylic painting on canvas.
Opening of Seduction at the Athenaeum. Some 14 artworks of mine, including many brand new pieces never exhibited before. Thanks to Athenaeum Gallery Director Twig Murray and the wonderful staff, as well as Susan Calloway and her great staff at Susan Calloway Fine Arts for making this exhibition possible.
Gallery Talk takes place Sunday Sept 10 at 2 pm with myself and Dr L Erich Keel, formerly Head of Education with the Kreeger Museum of Washington DC
Washington, DC’s Gallery NK has been representing me at special art fairs outside of town. I was one of a handful of their artists to exhibit at Artexpo New York City on pier 94. Held during April 14-17, the event drew designers, collectors, and art enthusiasts.
I very much like the way Gallery NK displayed a selection of my new Corrected Vision paintings — all 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Because the gallery boasts a collection of very talented, skilled, and innovative artists from around the world, I consider myself fortunate to be showcasing my own work with them.
Gallery NK at Artexpo New York City
In addition to myself, exhibiting artists included Steffen Faisst, Nihal Kececi (Gallery NK owner), Julia Hacker, Alfredo Palmero, Thomas Dodd.
My thanks to Nihal Kececi of Gallery NK for the support and expert assistance in exhibiting at these world class international fairs.
Just a reminder:
Susan Calloway Fine Arts represents me exclusively in the Washington, DC area.
Located in the heart of Georgetown at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC, the Gallery graciously welcomes my exhibiting in other local venues from time to time for special exhibits. She also has arranged for some artwork to be used temporarily by local decorators.
Bottom line, you can see a number of my pieces right now at Susan Calloway’s. And, many of the paintings on my website LeslieNolan.com and on this blog are available through Susan Calloway Fine Arts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Washington, DC Artist Leslie M. Nolan’s “Hearing the Light”
I do ascribe to the theme that people are more, much more, than they look. These two paintings aim at pulling out the inner core and daring exposure for all to witness. Both feel like an exhilarating moment, steeped in uncertainty. While the works defy labels, as figure paintings they’re not exterior likenesses, but rather, states of mind.
“Corrected Vision” by Washington, DC Artist Leslie M. Nolan
In Georgetown, Susan Calloway Fine Arts has been featuring my solo exhibit Inner/Outer this September and October. Lots of media buzz from the Washington Post’s Mark Jenkins and Ari Post writing for The Georgetowner.
A few words about the show. Drips, re-stated lines, contrasting color and visible brushwork all help convey the tension and ambiguity that form my signature style. In approaching the subject of the face and the human body, I respond to the feelings behind the facade to suggest resolve, fear, pride, frailty or other emotion. My goal is to suggest a kind of chaos that invites viewers to make their own interpretation. These paintings might best be described as coping with turmoil…Like modern life.
“Long Interval” Washington, DC Artist Leslie Nolan
Part of my solo exhibit with Susan Calloway Fine Arts this month, “Long Interval” exemplifies the reason I love to paint. Fluid, gestural brushstrokes, bold color, rich paint, and loose construction all hint at a feeling of a place and time. Whether anticipation or regret, relaxation or tension, the image of this figure conveys an ambiguous moment. Each of us can narrate a different, but credible story for this painting. It depends on our own unique perspective and life experiences.
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.