In the Project Room, we are pleased to present a solo exhibition "A Gathering: Muses-Fates-Furies" by Leslie Laskey.
Press Release (PDF)
Mr. Laskey, now 94 years-old, is one of the most successful and experienced working artists in the Saint Louis area. He is an innovative thinker whose work never fails to make an impact.
Leslie Laskey's media of choice is ever changing, and characteristic of his work. In this new oeuvre, he incorporates collage, oil paint, acrylic, and crayon. It is this variety of media and style, which adds to the engaging quality of his work and its subsequent effect on viewers. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalog on the artist's work with an exhibition history, bibliography and essay.
Born in 1921, Leslie grew up in Manistee, Michigan, and enlisted in the army the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Trained as a combat engineer, he was among the first troops to land at Omaha Beach on D-Day. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and at the wars end, liberated prisoners from German concentration camps.
After returning home, he studied at the Institute of Design (now the Illinois Institute of Technology) founded in Chicago by Lászlò Moholy-Nagy, who himself had been the instructor of the basic design course at the Bauhaus. Leslie then continued on to advanced study in design at the University of Indiana, from which he received a masters degree. Currently, he divides his time between St. Louis and Manistee, Michigan and is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
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