National Gallery ‘Shows’ international artist

| 02/02/2009

(CNS): In keeping with the National Gallery’s mission that aims to “promote and encourage appreciation and practice of visual arts”, the Gallery is hosting the American collage artist, Leslie Shows. Based in San Francisco, California, Leslie makes large, intricate collage paintings that explore the relationship between human civilization and landscape. Drawing from geology and the natural sciences, as well as popular culture and the history of landscape painting,

Shows makes densely layered works that play with both minute and vast scales of time and space.

Leslie has had solo shows with Jack Hanley Gallery in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Her work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Oakland Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Her work has been featured in Harper’s Magazine, and written about in the New Yorker, ArtReview,, the L.A. Weekly and the S.F. Bay Guardian, among other forums.

“Part of the Gallery’s mission is to provide local artists and students with exposure to artwork from other countries. As such, we are delighted to host Ms. Shows whose unique approach to her art will be of interest to many artists and art lovers on the island” said Natalie Coleman, Director Designate of the National Gallery.

The lecture will be held this Tuesday, February 3, beginning at 6:00pm at the National Gallery in Harbour Place. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a thorough discussion with Shows on her vision, inspiration and interpretation of her work.

Artists and interested persons can register to attend this free lecture by calling the National Gallery at 945-8111 or e-mailing Mona on

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