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Leslie Sobel: Solo Exhibition at 22 North Gallery

Abstract painting shows a blue field dappled with textures and colors
Con­nected under Water, mixed media on panel, 20” x 40”, © Leslie Sobel 

Work by Leslie Sobel (BFA 83) is fea­tured in There is no other, a new solo exhi­bi­tion on view from Novem­ber 19-Decem­ber 18, 2021 at Ypsi­lan­ti’s 22 North Gallery.

There is no other explores the con­nec­tions between our­selves and other peo­ple and other enti­ties liv­ing and not. Our con­cept of sep­a­ra­tion lets us dis­tance our­selves from car­ing for each other, for ani­mals, for plants and for the entire world. As artist Leslie Sobel iso­lated dur­ing the pan­demic and began mak­ing the work for this exhi­bi­tion and for recent cli­mate-cen­tric cura­to­r­ial projects she found her­self think­ing about how dis­tance is an arti­fi­cial con­struct that lets us pro­tect our­selves from the con­se­quences of not car­ing. These works are about con­nec­tion, about nat­ural net­works and about find­ing beauty in a time of stress, fear and iso­la­tion. They are a mix of media with oil paint, print­mak­ing, encaus­tic and col­lage and a range of sizes from 8” x 8” to 20” x 40”, all on cra­dled panels.

Leslie Sobel: There is no other
Novem­ber 19-Decem­ber 18
22 North Gallery

22 N. Huron, Ypsi­lanti
Gallery hours: Sun­days 3 – 6 or by appoint­ment

Open­ing Recep­tion: Fri­day, Decem­ber 3 from 6 – 9pm
Artist Talk: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 11 at 7pm