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Lawrence Academy is pleased to present
“Housed” paintings by Leslie Graff
Opening Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
in the Conant Gallery; live music and refreshments
On display through December 18, 2016, Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center, entrance on Route 40, Groton MA
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Studio of Leslie Graff • www.lesliegraff.com
Leslie Graff holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Brigham Young University. She primarily spends her time working in acrylics and mixed media. While exploring a variety of series, her work is unified by a shared theme-- the complexity of human experience. It explores identity, relationships, connection, influence, and specifically the intangibles of thought and emotion. She is fascinated by personal narratives, interactions within culture, and the intimacy of the mind. She is most known for her domestic series and explorations of women and domestic objects. A bold palette, cumulated elements, and use of discrete color characterize her pieces. She draws inspiration from art nouveau, and midcentury illustration and is influenced by artists Gustav Klimt, Hans Hofmann, Wayne Thiebaud, and Coby Whitmore. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo shows across the country in various museums, universities, and galleries and is held in private, corporate, and university collections. Her work has been featured in books, magazines, and blogs including Forbes.com, Boston Globe, and Worcester Magazine. Her most recent shows include solo exhibits at the Danforth Museum and ArtsWorcester. Leslie has has also taught at the university level and worked a child life specialist, she has taught creative arts in California, Utah, Massachusetts, and Virginia and lectures frequently. She is active in humanitarian work provides training on psychosocial issues and therapeutic play around the world. She lives outside of Boston, with her husband and three sons.