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Leslie Tucker

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20140218135515-predators
Predators, 2009-2011 Endura Metallic C Print 24" X 32" © 2009
20111129100645-obey_rev_cs5_72
Obey, 2008-2011 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2008-2011
20110514123050-feeding_frenzy_new_cs5
Feeding Frenzy, 2010 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2010
20150108134522-toxic_carbs_rev_all-four_new_24x32
Toxic Carbs, 2008-2014 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2008-2014
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Empire, 2008-11 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2008-11
20111129063635-soulmate_cs5_72
Soulmate, 2011 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2011
20150108135047-dwelling_on_a_muddle_24x32
Dwelling On A Muddle, 2014 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2014
20150108135648-letting_go_of_clutter_lighter-paper_24x32
Letting Go Of Clutter, 2014 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2014
20150108135301-believer_24x32
Believer , 2014 Endura Metallic C Print © 2014
20140303122909-dominion
Dominion, 2013 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2013
20140303122244-hunter_gatherer
Hunter Gatherer, 2013 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2013
20140303123105-grateful_child
Lucky Is The World To Receive This Grateful Child, 2013 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2013
20140303121902-the_wrath___other_bothersome_mishaps
The Wrath & Other Bothersome Mishaps, 2013 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2013
20110305033413-men
Men In Ties, 2010 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2010
20140218133714-men_in_ties_detail
DETAIL: Men In Ties, 2010 Endura Metallic C Print © 2010
20140218150735-hooks___slides
Hooks & Slides, 2013 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2013
20110311074339-compliance_new_bag
Compliance, 2009 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2009
20110207143750-theextraordinarymundane
Extraordinary Mundane, 2008 Endura Metallic C Print 24" X 40" © 2008
20140218134636-extraordinary_mundane_detail
DETAIL: Extraordinary Mundane, 2008 Endura Metallic C Print © 2008
20140218132909-50_sure_fire_ways_to_change_your_life
50 Sure-Fire Ways To Change Your Life, 2009 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2009
20140218133328-50_sure_fire_ways_detail
DETAIL: 50 Sure-Fire Ways To Change Your Life, 2009 Endura Metallic C Print © 2009
20110501074234-pvc_pals_i_rev_cs5
America Celebrates Friendly Plastics, 2008-2011 Endura Metallic C Print 24" X 32" © 2008-2011
20110522044248-hide_your_children_cs5
Hide Your Children, 2008-2011 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2008-2011
20140218150240-open_season
Open Season, 2013 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2013
20120324163725-sex_snack
Sex Snack, 2012 Endura Metallic C Print 32" X 24" © 2012
20110613084930-sorry__cs3
Sorry!, 2009-2011 Endura Metallic C Print 24" X 32" © 2009-2011
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Lives in
East Village, NYC
Works in
Brooklyn Fire Proof, Bushwick
Schools
Manhattanville College, NY, BFA
Representing galleries
LACDA - Los Angeles, CA
Statement & Process

In veiled and covert ways my photo art explores our buying habits and how we are led by a culture of artful sellers. My stories are about our conflicts and dualities illuminated by the objects we nimbly consume. I invite my audience to meander through my decorative tableaus to rediscover the underbelly of our humanity--to better understand who we are, who we've been, and who we are becoming.

I've always been interested in our willingness to be sold, but our options have multiplied and it's wearing us out. More than anything else this is why enduring loyalties are formed. Once we believe that our values and choices align, we're happy to choose what has earned our trust.

But what happens when our choices and values conflict? How often are we attracted to something we also find unsettling? Do we buy it anyway, soothing our emptiness? Or do we leave it behind and walk away? 

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My photo composite process is a continuation of the tradition that began with collage. Where once artists gathered all their materials from disparate sources and were limited by availability and physicality, 21st C. technology has lifted these restraints. Juxtaposition forms the foundation of my process, and it’s the software tools and information superhighways that allow me to intensify my study of 21st C. culture with a visual explosion of associative connections.

Using LightJet imaging technology harnesses my themes of illumination within a printing process. Three digitally controlled lasers simultaneously expose the photo-sensitive emulsion onto silver halide photo paper with red, green and blue laser lights. The way LightJet prints images is the way we see the world, in RGB and not CMYK. The exposed paper is then processed in traditional photographic chemistry which creates such a strong durable surface that framing without glass is feasible.

I’ve been printing on Endura Metallic paper, my 21st C. nod to Medieval gilding and the grace of heavenly wisdom. I find its iridescent finish and rich metallic appearance catches the eye and gives depth to my themes of illumination and self-reflection.