Meet-the-Artist: Alfred Leslie

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Date(s) - 01/13/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Butler Institute of American Art-Trumbull


Meet-the-Artist: Alfred Leslie

January 13th, 2019 1-3 pm

Trumbull Branch

Join The Butler Trumbull in hosting Alfred Leslie at our meet-the-artist event exhibiting his show One Hundred Characters in Search of a Reader on view from January 13th through March 10th, 2019.

The exhibition is on view at The Butler Trumbull Branch in Howland.

This exhibition from painter, photographer, film maker, set designer, and writer Alfred Leslie is comprised of his current series of dye sublimation prints he calls the Pixel Scores. Leslie, most known for his figurative oil paintings, is one of the greatest artists of his generation. Now in his 90’s, he raises the bar with this exciting series of digital works. These works vibrate with intensity and seem a logical extension of the figurative works associated with his long career. Leslie continues to make an impact with these powerful images of characters drawn from literary sources. These colorful works obscurely depicting renowned characters from the thousands of books Leslie has read over his lifetime are created using Photoshop, a digital photo editing and illustration program employing a system of layering images. Utilizing the wide-ranging flexibility of Photoshop, which permits a vast gamut of painterly effects, overlays and revisions, Leslie is able to synthesize his multitude of skills in photography, film, painting and stage design. They also showcase his passionate interest in world literature, with its store of human values and self-reflection.

This exhibition is presented in memory of John Macintosh, Butler trustee and friend, as part of the museum’s 100th anniversary year. John would be proud that his name would be associated with such a remarkable exhibition.