Leslie Shows is a Los Angeles-based artist whose mixed-media works incorporate assemblage, painting, drawing, glass and sculptural relief. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.
Leslie's Upcoming Workshops
Students have basic knowledge of 2-D art making including form, negative space, value and line.
Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.
Sep 12 - 23, 2022
9AM - 5PM
Form, Meaning and Materials
This rigorous mixed-media workshop explores the expressivity of materials and further develops the artist’s own painting language. Whether students work with representational imagery, abstraction or the wide area in between, this class expands the painting practice. Working from a wider definition of painting that might include aspects of photography, sculpture, installation or collage participants discover the interactions between concept, imagery, material and form. Exercises, readings, technical demonstrations and group and individual discussion support mixed-media projects, generating new processes and formal possibilities.