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.