“Posing Questions of Art, Taste, and Censorship” Panel Discussion at Washington College

Posing Questions of Art, Taste, and Censorship A Panel Discussion with artists Leslie Friedman and Amze Emmons, Washington College Provost and Dean Emily Chamlee-Wright, and two members of the Art Department faculty, Benjamin Bellas and Alex Castro From the Washington College website: A panel discussion Tuesday Feb. 25 will explore questions raised by the current Kohl Gallery exhibition, artNOW: Philadelphia. CHESTERTOWN, MD—The provocative exhibition ArtNOW: Philadelphia currently on display in Kohl Gallery on the Washington College campus has raised some interesting questions about the purpose and parameters of art. A panel of artists and educators will explore those questions on…

The Path and the Structure

Center For Emerging Visual Artists Spotlight Exhibition: Leslie Friedman & Rebecca Gilbert: The Path and the Structure This exhibition features work by two contemporary printmakers who seamlessly blend deep connections to the history of the medium while pushing its boundaries into the new and experimental. Contrasting the graphic pop aesthetic of Leslie Friedman’s site-specific installation with the simple natural imagery of Rebecca Gilbert’s prints and shadow boxes creates a compelling visual space of stimulation, contemplation, and delight. February 3 – April 4, 2014 artist reception:  Thursday, February 6, 2014 5-7pm, Artist Talks at 6pm The Center for Emerging Visual Artists 237 South 18th…

artNOW Philadelphia at Kohl Gallery

artNOW: Philadelphia Marc Blumthal, Amze Emmons, Julianna Foster, Leslie Friedman, Rubens Ghenov, Ryan Wilson Kelly, and Tim Portlock Opening Reception: First Friday February 7, 2014 5pm – 7pm Curated by Benjamin Bellas February 7 – March 7, 2014 Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 1pm – 6pm Kohl Gallery Gibson Center for the Arts Washington College Chestertown, MD http://www.washcoll.edu/about/buildings/kohl-gallery/

Main Line Art: Professional Artist Members Exhibition

Professional Artist Members Exhibition January 3 – 24, 2014 Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 6 – 8 pm Jurors: Sharon Ewing, Director, Gross McCleaf Gallery Shawn Murray, Owner, Twenty-Two Gallery Main Line Art Center is proud to present the Professional Artist Members Exhibition, featuring works by a selection of its 2014 Professional Artist Members.  Juried by Sharon Ewing, Director of Gross McCleaf Gallery and Shawn Murray, Owner of Twenty-Two Gallery, the exhibition includes a variety of media and styles. Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, January 10 from 6 to 8 pm to mingle with the artists and…

Gay, Jewish, or Both at NAPOLEON

Gay, Jewish, or Both A collaborative installation between designer Bernardo Margulis and NAPOLEON founding member Leslie Friedman Stereotypes of any group often overlap and contradict themselves and Jewishness and queerness are no exception.  Artists Bernardo Margulis and Leslie Friedman open the doors of NAPOLEON onto an ambiguous dining room scene.  Through pattern, appropriation, and parody, Friedman and Margulis explore the complex social mannerisms through which modern Jewish and homosexual identities materialized as traces of each other. Opening Reception First Friday, January 3rd 6pm – 10pm NAPOLEON 319 N 11th Street, 2L Philadelphia, PA Closing reception Thursday, January 30th 6pm –…

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

POST Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: East of Broad Street For the second year, Leslie Friedman will be participating in the Philadelphia Open Studios.  You can find more information about where Leslie’s studio is by clicking here. To read about Philadelphia Open Studios Tours, check out this blog entry by Uwishunu which features an image from Leslie’s studio in the upper left hand corner.

NAPOLEON at Traction Company: As first as exactly

As first as exactly an exhibition by NAPOLEON members Marc Blumthal & Alexis Nutini, Lewis Colburn & Tamsen Wojtanowski, Liza Coviello & Leslie Friedman, Christina P. Day & Christopher Hartshorne, and Jordan Rockford & H. John Thompson The ten members of NAPOLEON divided into pairs in order to create new work for our CITYWIDE exhibition.  The work is inspired by the poem If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso by Gertrude Stein and was produced by means of call-and-response, collaboration, and combination. Traction Company 4100 Haverford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 Opening Reception Saturday, November 2, 2013 2 –…

Leslie Friedman on a Subway Billboard!

This Fall, Philadelphia’s Artists Take to the Streets MADE IN PHILLY: Now on a Block Near You 50 Works of Art Take Over Advertising Spaces Throughout Philadelphia and Celebrate the City’s Creative Renaissance                                                                                                    Philadelphia, PA –  The Center for Emerging Visual Artists and leading sponsors The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, and With Art PhiladelphiaTM are proud to announce the launch of Made in Philly in conjunction with the 2013 Philadelphia Open Studio Tours. The campaign showcases the extraordinary quantity and quality of visual art being produced in Philadelphia and connects each work…

‘Tastier’ at Space 1026, July 5 – 26, 2013

Space 1026 1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 http://www.space1026.com Tastier an solo-installation by Leslie Friedman 7.5.13 – 7.26.13 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Real Coke taste with zero sugar. It’s possible.” TASTIER an exhibition by LESLIE FRIEDMAN at SPACE 1026 GALLERY July 2013 7.5.13 – 7.26.13 Tastier, an installation by artist Leslie Friedman, expands on a body of work which made its debut in Tasty, a solo exhibition held at Napoleon Gallery in February 2012. Tastier is a site-specific installation created for the expansive gallery at Space 1026 and, while it continues to explore the pervasiveness of sugar substitutes in…