Exhibition: November 3 November 30, 2013
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 3, 14pm
You know you are guilty. You shot a furtive glance, a surreptitious gaze into your neighbor’s window. Did you catch a glimpse of the kitchen table, a man wearing pajamas, the television glowing in the corner, or maybe, just maybe, a painting hanging above the sofa? It’s time to come out of the shadows and stare openly in the bright light of day. The Heart on My Sleeve project is an invitation to do just that. It offers a typically private experience, the viewing of a painting made expressly for a home, to the public. Heart on My Sleeve is an outsized welcome mat that beckons each passerby to look and to linger.
Leslie Baum is a painter. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art and received her BA from the University of Vermont. She has shown extensively in Chicago as well as nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in New York at CRG, San Francisco at Gregory Lind Gallery, Rome at Barone Odom Gallery,and Pyung Teak, South Korea at the Sosabul Art Expo. Her drawings are in the Chicago Art institute’s permanent collection and her paintings can be found in numerous private collections. She has been reviewed in Art Forum, Art in America, and the Chicago Tribune, as well as by many other publications. She has received residencies at Yaddo and the Vermont Studio Center. She was a finalist for the Artadia award 2012 as well as nominated for the Richard H. Driehaus Award for emerging artists in 2005. Leslie Baum lives and works in Chicago. lesliebaum.net