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Leslie Weissman

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20150915194844-leslieweissman_spring_30x11_monotypewithacrylicandsoy_2015_untitled_spring
Spring, 2015 Monotype 11 X 30 © lbw
20150915195317-leslie_weissman_the_grass_is_always_green_or_so_we_think_under_the_pink_sun
The Grass is Always Greener or so we think under the pink sun, 2015 Monotype / Watercolor and Acrylic on Paper 22.5 X 30 © lbw
20150915195326-weissman_boundaries_are_softer_than_we_think_depeding_on_our_perspective
20150915195317-weissman_mantryingtohangontohistableandemotion
20150915195324-weissman_dancing_the_day_away_waiting_for_a_friend
20140711214353-boundries_1
Boundaries self imposed 1, july 2014 Monotype Acrylic, Ink on Paper 15 X 22.5 Inches © lbw
20140516155111-behind_again
Behind Again , May 2014 Acrylic Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © lbw
20140516155111-split
A Split, May 2014 Acrylic and Ink on Paper © lbw
20140711214331-support
Support, July 2014 Monotype Acrylic Ink on Paper 12 X 18 Inches © lbw
20140207194254-untitled_body_with_yellow_hair
untitled body with yellow hair, February 2014 Monotype Acrylic, Ink and Gesso on Paper 10 X 14 © lbw
20140130173621-untitled_pair
Untitled Pair, January 2014 Acrylic and Ink on Paper 12 X 18 Each © lbw
20140516155114-chair
We all need a chair to lean on , May 2014 Acrylic Ink on Paper 12" X 18" © lbw
20140516155117-seated
Had to sit , May 2014 Acrylic Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © lbw
20140516155115-fan
I'm Not A Fan , May 2014 Acrylic Ink on Paper 12" X 18" © lbw
20140711214401-poser_with_a_rose_on_her_hat
Poser with a rose on her hat, july 2014 Monotype Acrylic Ink on Arches Watercolor Board 16 X 20 Inches © lbw
20140516155119-smerk
Smerk, May 2014 Acrylic and Ink on Paper © lbw
20140207193401-untitled_with_neon_1
untitled with neon 1, February 2014 Monotype Acrylic on Paper 10 X 14 © lbw
20140327184246-untitled_soap_one
untiled soap one, 3/14 Oil and Soap on Paper 22inches X 30 Inches © lbw
20140327184352-untitled_soap_two
unitiled soap two, 3/14 Oil and Soap on Paper 22"x30" © lbw
20130429180145-social_climber_2
social climber, 2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic, Ink and Paper on Canvas 24" X 36" © lbw
20130407144642-broken_leg_3
broken leg in the woods, april 2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic, Ink and Paper on Canvas 24" X18" © lbw
20130608012501-just_a_circle
just a circle, june 2013 Photogrphy and Mixedmedia on Board 8" X 10" © lbw
20140711214334-bound_by_circles
Bound By Circle, july 2014 Litho on Paper 22.5 Inches X 15 © lbw
20130411170802-05
dance lessons, 2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic, Ink, Photography, Paper on Board 8" X 10" © lbw
20130411170544-04
Vultures, 2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic, Ink, Photography, Paper on Board 8" X 10" © lbw
20130607184810-that_way_i_see_it__blue_skies_
thats the way i see it (blue skies), june 2013 Pastel on Board 14" X 11" © lbw
20130607184719-the_way_i_see_it__greens_
the way i see it (greens), june 2013 Pastel on Board 11" X 14" © lbw
20130615125600-the_way_i_see_it__snow_white_
the way i see it (snow white), june 2013 Pastel on Board 11" X 14" © lbw
20130209183026-vt_inspired_in_oil
broken and inspired in VT, 2013 Oil on Canvas 20" X 16" © lbw
20130421133208-holding_hand_one
holding hands, 2013 Photogrphy and Mixedmedia 11" X 14" © lbw
20130411162244-18
civility, 2013 Oil on Canvas 36" X 18" © lbw
20130411171056-pretty
pretty?, 2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic, Ink, Oil, Paper on Canvas 16" X 20" © lbw
20130319234303-the_hills_is_that_where_you_live
the hills, is that where you live?, march 2013 Arylic on Canvas 18" X 24" © lbw
20130209193856-planned_and_unplanned
planned and unplanned, 2013 Oil on Canvas 36" X 24" © lbw
20130405025423-broken_4
broken 4, april 2013 Pastel on Paper 11" X 14" © lbw
20130405030746-broken_2
broken 2, april 2013 Pastel on Paper 24 X 11 Inches © lbw
20130525134830-broken_snow
broken snow, april 2013 Pastel on Paper 11" X 14" © lbw
20130525134559-broken_5
broken 5, may 2013 Pastel on Paper 11" X 14" © lbw
20130405030431-broken_3
broken 3, april 2013 Pastel on Paper 11 X 24 Inches © lbw
20130525134708-broken_gold
broken gold, april 2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic and Ink on Paper 11" X 14" © lbw
20130209182456-backstory_3
whats her back story, 2013 Oil 24" X 24" © lbw
20130202144434-congestion_and_an_ugly_blonde
Congestin and an ugly blonde, 2012 Arylic on Canvas 24" X18" © lbw
20130411162456-07
its a journey through all the crap, 2013 Oil and Acrylic Ink on Canvas 18" X 24" © lbw
20130411163111-19
broken fences with honesty, march 2013 Oil on Canvas 15" X 30" © lbw
20130209182859-golden_girl_playing_telephone
golden girl playing telephone, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas With Photo Collage 24" X 8" © lbw
20130402014226-opposites
opposites, april 2013 Oil and Acrylic Ink on Canvas 18 X 24 X 1inch Inches © lbw
20130405024914-broken_1
broken 1, april 2013 Pastel on Paper 11" X 14" © lbw
20130504200440-red_with_angst_and_love
red with angst and love, 2013 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas 18" X 24" © lbw
20130523131953-whathisbackstory
whats HIS back story, may 2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic and Ink on Canvas 18" X 24" © lbw
20130421133705-wow_2013
WOW, nuf said, 2013 Mixed Media, Acrylic, Ink, Oil, Paper on Canvas 16" X 20" © lbw
20130319212047-entitled_black_and_gold
entitled black, march 2013 Oil and Acrylic Ink on Canvas 24" X 8" © lbw
20130319212138-entitled_red
entitled and seeing red, march 2013 Oil and Acrylic Ink on Canvas 24" X 8" © lbw
20130209193804-we_all_live_here_now_so_be_nice___2
we all live here now so be nice - 2, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24" X 18" © lbw
20130209182351-we_all_live_here_now_so_be_nice
we all live here now so be nice, 2012 Guache on Paper 10.25" X 7.25" © lbw
20130227215234-bitch_after_joe
bitch, inspired, 2013 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas Paper 12" X 16" © lbw
20130305025635-respect_1
respect is multi layered or bitch, respect, 2013 Acrylic and Ink on Canvas Paper 12" X 16" © lbw
20130321012657-
...honesty is a fine line, march 2013 Oil and Acrylic Ink on Canvas 18 X 24 X 1inch Inches © lbw
20130626203049-study51
study 51, june 2013 Pastel on Paper 16" X 20" © lbw
20130626203210-study52
study 52, june 2013 Mixed Media Oil and Wax on Paper 19" X 24" © lbw
20130709181843-garbage_heap_-_portsmouth_1
garbage heap - portsmouth, july 2013 Oil on Canvas 18 X 24 Inches © lbw
20140711214346-boundries_black_and_white_with_red
Boundaries black and white with red, july 2014 Monoprint Oil on Stonehenge Oil Paper 22 X 30 Inches © lbw
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
new york
Birth year
1966
Lives in
mount kisco
Works in
mount kisco
Schools
hobart and william smith, 1988, BA
Westchester Center For the Arts
New York University (NYU)
Tags
mixed-media, abstract, conceptual
Artist Statement

Motivated by the use of line and pure color and
how it can transform into raw emotion the more I work each piece to represent a thought, a moment in time or a relationship that needs exploration. Constantly trying to balance the dichotomy in our world; anonymity and extreme presence, broken and perfect parts, personal histories and current circumstances my work evolves from an initial view of my environment to an abstract depiction of relationships and the boundaries when live in, either real or self imposed.

Currently I am exploring the suburban landscape and the human figure as a thought about social, economic and political status. By depicting the suburbs from aerial views and abstracting the neighborhoods and interjecting line, silhouettes and other suburban elements I am hoping to initiate a dialogue about how we relate to each other and function as a community. I am interested in personal intrigues and how those personal struggles and background stories impact our reactions and relations to those around us.

The suburbs are rife with individual struggles of belonging and wanting to standout. No longer are the suburbs providing anonymity derived from a standard way of life and uniformity. In the midst of neighborhoods and developments is a modern social revolution where individuals are looking to be known for something greater than being part of the whole.

The use of black lines in my work is a way of depicting the boundaries we erect for ourselves and how we need to constantly adjust them in an effort to perform, survive and grow beyond them. Our boundaries are often self imposed or obtain from a desire to part of a collective group. So long as we know our boundaries we are able to live within them or push beyond.

In additional I have been using the abstraction of words and images of broken things in my environment that label and need fixing respectively. The words and the broken parts have their own beauty and the shapes they create should continue to push the boundaries of where we find ourselves living. The dichotomy of suburban life is rich with age old questions regarding our place in the universe and what entails a perfect model for true in our lives.

“The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.”

 “ On the fringe of mass Suburbia, even the advantages of the primary neighborhood group disappear. The cost of this detachment in space from other men is out of all proportion to its supposed benefits. The end product is an encapsulated life, spent more and more either in a motor car or within the cabin of darkness before a television set: soon, with a little more automation of traffic, mostly in a motor car, travelling even greater distances, under remote control, so that the one-time driver may occupy himself with a television set, having lost even the freedom of steering wheel. Every part of this life, indeed, will come through official channels and be under supervision. Untouched by human hand at one end: untouched by human spirit at the other. Those who accept this existence might as well be encased in a rocket hurtling through space, so narrow are their choices, so limited and deficient their permitted responses. Here indeed we find 'The Lonely Crowd.”

 Lewis Mumford

Recent and Upcoming Exhibitions:Hammond Museum

  • Hammond Museum, North 28 Deveau Road| North Salem, NY 10560-2115 October 21 - November 21 2015
  • Martin Stankiewicz Gallery, Tarrytown, NY October-November 2015
  • Chappaqua, NY Library Gallery November 7, 2015-January 9, 2016
  • The Paint Box Gallery, Bedford Hills, NY Selected Works
  • Club Fit Gallery, Briarcliff, NY September 2015
  • Martin Stankiewicz Gallery, Tarrytown, NY June 2015
  • Art Around Town, Chappaqua, NY June 2015
  • ArtsBash Westchester, May 2015 - 50 Years Celebration
  • School House Theater Gallery, Croton Falls, NY April 24 - May31, 2015
  • Mamaroneck Artist Guild Small Works April 30 - May 21, 2015

Past Exhibitions:

  • KMAA Northern Westchester Hospital Center September 2014-March 2015
  • Katonah Museum Of Art – Portrait Show October 2013 – February 2014
  • Light Space & Time Gallery - 3rd Annual Open Art Competition October, 2013 - special renegotiation for Study 53,
  • Aurora Chappaqua, NY
  • Westchester Community College Fall 2012
  • Her work is also in numerous private collections

Special Projects: