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leslie baum
updated: 05/18/2012
website: lesliebaum.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Sisyphus Can-Can
Balderdash
Demeaned, but Still Supreme
Modern Zombie
Yesterday's Nomad, Today's Chimera
Astronaut/ Cosmonaut
Roman Candle
Teach a Man to Fish...
The Auspicious One
The Eyes Have It
Shell Face
Mary Shelley Has Fallen to Pieces
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, collage, historical, process
 
 
The Sisyphus Can-Can by leslie baum
The Sisyphus Can-Can
Collaged Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Balderdash by leslie baum
Balderdash
Collaged Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2011
20" x  16" 
Demeaned, but Still Supreme by leslie baum
Demeaned, but Still Supreme
Collaged Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2011
22" x  30" 
Modern Zombie by leslie baum
Modern Zombie
Collaged Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Yesterday's Nomad, Today's Chimera by leslie baum
Yesterday's Nomad, Today's Chimera
Collaged Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2011
30" x  22" 
Astronaut/ Cosmonaut by leslie baum
Astronaut/ Cosmonaut
Watercolor on Arches Paper
2011
22" x  30" 
Roman Candle by leslie baum
Roman Candle
Watercolor on Arches Paper
2011
22" x  30" 
Teach a Man to Fish... by leslie baum
Teach a Man to Fish...
Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2011
22" x  30" 
The Auspicious One by leslie baum
The Auspicious One
Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2011
22" x  30" 
The Eyes Have It by leslie baum
The Eyes Have It
Watercolor on Arches Paper
2011
22" x  30" 
Shell Face by leslie baum
Shell Face
Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2011
30 " x  22 " 
Mary Shelley Has Fallen to Pieces by leslie baum
Mary Shelley Has Fallen to Pieces
Watercolor and Gouache on Arches Paper
2012
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
In this latest project, I harvest images from the internet of modern painting for all the best bits. The most useful fragments become low-res print outs -- then the real work begins. These image fragments are rough and retain only the most graphic visual information about the original; but that's OK. Cobbled together with selections from my personal painting history, I construct a restless Frankenstein's monster. The work is slippery; try as I may, I can't be wholly faithful to the original. Imperfections compound. Attempts at faithfulness fail, and from these failures uneasy paintings emerge, referencing the familiarity of the original while replacing it with sensibilities, biases, and quirks that are distinctly my own.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV
 

Solo Exhibitions

2011     The Eyes Have It, devening projects + editions, Chicago

2011     Axis Mundi, Lula, Chicago                                 

2010     Pile Up, Bluebird, Chicago

2009     Half light, Half Life, Tony Wight Gallery

2006     The Space Between, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago                                      

2004     My Mountain, My Molehill, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago

2002     A Daytripper’s Diary, Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009

Divergent Discourse: Leslie Baum and Mark Booth, Elgin Community College

Psst Shhh, Heaven Gallery, Chicago

2007

Sosabul Art Expo, PyungTeak, Korea

Direct, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago

2006    

But You Gave Me Flowers, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal

Summertime, Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago

Land Escape, River East Art Center, Chicago

2005     

Associative Realms, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco

Arte Chicago, Barone Odom Galleria, Rome, Italy

2004                     

Private, CRG Gallery, New York                    

2003

Summer, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago

2002

Here and Now, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago

Honors

2005      Nominated for the Richard H. Driehaus emerging artist Award

2004      Named “Best Emerging Artist” by Chicago Magazine.

2003      Nominated for the Richard H. Driehaus Individual Artists Award                                  

Selected Publications

Divergent Discourse, Leslie Baum & Mark Booth, Exhibition Catalogue

Leslie Baum & Jessica Mein at Tony Wight Gallery, Saatchi-gallery.com

Leslie Baum, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Artforum

Windy Apple…Leslie Baum, Artnet.com

Leslie Baum, Flavorpill

Still Materialism, Chicago Tribune

Five Shows To See…Leslie Baum, The New City

New American Paintings, Volume 47 and 59.

Mostracolletiva 01, Arte49.com

The Best of Chicago, Chicago Magazine

Art Galleries Review, Chicago Tribune

Summer Vacation, The New City

Reviews, Chicago, Art in America

Museum Collections

Chicago Art Institute