KnightArts Reviews the Wind Challenge

Chip Schwartz of KnightArts reviews the third in the series of this year’s Fleisher Wind Challenges. In the review, he writes this about Leslie Friedman’s installation ‘Yenta’: Leslie Friedman fills a huge portion of the gallery space with large, structural installations, which are interestingly as much a product of printmaking as they are modular assembly. Her sensibilities are strongly informed by the strategies of Pop Art, full of bright colors, repetition, text and recognizable images of celebrities (in this case a scientific one: Albert Einstein). Although Friedman in many ways seeks to oversaturate, the pieces are quite entertaining, encouraging viewers…

Singles Night Out with Yenta

Join artist Leslie Friedman at the Fleisher Art Memorial to see her installation ‘Yenta,’ and come meet some interesting people! This is a great opportunity to see the show if you missed the opening. All are welcome. Even if you’re not single, come on by, but invite your single friends, too! Beer, wine, and snacks. Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 6pm – 8pm Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Fleisher Reception for Wind Challenge 3: Maggie Mills, Leslie Friedman and Katie Parry

2014 Wind Challenge 3 Exhibition Maggie MIlls, Leslie Friedman, & Katie Parry Fleisher Art Memorial 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA March 28 – May 10 Opening Reception March 28 6 – 8 pm http://www.fleisher.org Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is an annual juried competition that is committed to enriching and expanding people’s lives through art. Three Wind Challenge Exhibitions are held from September through May, featuring the work of exceptional artists living in the Philadelphia region. This year’s nine Wind Challenge artists were chosen from a field of 239 applicants to exhibit their work in one of…

The Path and the Structure on DonArtNews

Don Brewer transcribes the artists talks from the opening of ‘The Path and the Strucure’ at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. At the opening, Leslie Friedman said of her work and the way she began thinking of some of her recent installations, Jewish identity, and stereotypes in general: I started to think, ‘What would cool Jewish art look like?’ ‘What would it look like if Jewish art were being sold?’ And that’s been an under-current of a lot of my work. I showed my work at Napoleon in a show called ‘Gay, Jewish or Both?’ But, something that I…

“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…