Leslie Brack
art in america
september 13 to october 13, 2002
opening reception: friday, september 13, 2002, 7 – 9 pm

plus ultra is tickled pink to present “art in america,” a solo exhibition of recent paintings by new york artist leslie brack. in a series of mouthwatering oils on panel, brack presents a fearless, full-frontal exploration of the imagery and text that symbolize the pan-cultural, pan-social american dream of a better life.

painting from collages, brack blends fragments of song lyrics, art, advertising, and writing in the same piece. over exquisitely reproduced paintings by 20th century, mostly american masters, she arranges ransom-note lettering to spell out products, slogans, recently coined phrases, or popular refrains. in one piece the word “lotto” arcs across an idyllic maine landscape by fairfield porter; in another, eminem lyrics top a melancholy jack pierson photograph. more than simply emphasizing the distance between such disparate signifiers, however, brack’s thoughtful combinations underscore the sentiments they share.

in other work, brack composes pointed, often hilarious juxtapositions of familiar images that both celebrate and critique today’s media culture. a young steve martin smoking five cigarettes is painted over the hindenburg exploding on a led zepplin album cover; a bikini-clad model’s lower half completes the surreally disembodied front of a stag in the woods in a painting by richter. reflecting her own vast range of influences and tastes, brack’s work synthesizes the daily jumble of media consumption where the personal, the cultural, the political, and the humorous lose their separation.

for more information, contact joshua stern or ed winkleman at 718-387-3844 or visit us online at www.plusultragallery.com.

leslie brack
art in america

september 13 to october 13, 2002
opening reception: friday, september 13, 2002, 7 – 9 pm

Leslie Brack

Art in America
September 13 - October 13, 2002
Opens September 13, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Works

Art in America

Leslie Brack, Art in America, 2002


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