Alfred Leslie

During this slide-lecture, we shall have the special opportunity to hear artist Alfred Leslie talk about his art works including his films from the 40’s and early 50’s, his abstract gestural paintings and collages from the late 50’s, his dramatically lighted realistic portraits that he has been painting since the mid-60’s, his recent series of notan watercolors (’77-’83), and his current activities that involve dealing with all the aspects of his artistic output. Mr. Leslie has reached a point in his career when his paintings and collages from the 50’s are being looked at retrospectively as part of the period variously called “post abstract expressionism” and the “second generation New York School.” His works from that period have been included in a number of important group exhibitions in the last several years. At the same time he continues to create large paintings of people in life situations and to push the boundaries of contemporary art in both the media used and the images produced, as in the notan watercolors. The significance of Alfred Leslie’s work in all of the areas mentioned has received wide recognition.

Lecture
The Knickerbocker Hotel
Members – $25

06:30PM – 07:15PM – Reception
The Tower East, 14th Floor

07:15PM – 08:30PM – Lecture
The Tower East, 14th Floor

08:30PM – 09:30PM – Dining
The Tower East, 14th Floor