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Leslie Wayne: Mind the Gap // Exhibition & Lecture

Thursday, June 5-Thursday, July 17, 2014

Exhibition & Lecture: Leslie Wayne: “Mind the Gap,” at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. New York artist Leslie Wayne is the fourth exhibitor at the AEIVA, and “Mind the Gap” is the first solo exhibition of paintings at the AEIVA. Wayne is an internationally exhibited artist whose works have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, ARTnews and Art in America. Wayne also is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Artist Grant and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant. 

While at UAB, Wayne will make studio visits and speak to painting students. She will also oversee the installation of her delicate, brilliantly colored abstract works, made entirely of paint, but pushed and manipulated on panels or sculpted and folded to evoke the look of draped fabric or clay. The thick layers and designs are created without a brush.

“Mind The Gap” will present a cross section of the artist’s past and present works, and Wayne will present a lecture on the exhibition at 4 p.m. Friday, June 6, in the UAB Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Lecture Hall, 1221 10th Ave. South. A free reception is to follow, from 5-7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The lecture and residency are sponsored by Friends of the Department of Art and Art History Lydia Cheney and Jim Sokol. Cheney and Sokol will lend two of Wayne’s works for the show, while others will come from the artist’s gallery in New York, Jack Shainman Gallery.

The AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, contact John Fields at

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