Alfred Leslie: The Killing Cycle

Alfred Leslie, The Cocktail Party

Alfred Leslie, The Cocktail Party

Alfred Leslie’s painting, The Cocktail Party, shows an idyllic summer evening on the Long Island shore. From a high terrace two people, bronzed from the sun, look down to the beach like pampered youths of Olympus. Something has caught the attention of the young man; lights of vehicles break the darkness of the beach. In the pale yellow beams, blurs of small dark figures are in distress. A death has occurred…

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Stitching History from the Holocaust

Stitching History from the Holocaust, on view at Jewish Museum Milwaukee, showcases the designs of Hedy Strnad.

Stitching History from the Holocaust, on view at Jewish Museum Milwaukee, showcases the designs of Hedy Strnad.

History is written both through accomplishments and denial. This is at the crux of Stitching History from the Holocaust, on view at Jewish Museum Milwaukee. The exhibition is a thoughtful revival of the clothing designs of Hedwig (Hedy) Strnad, and the efforts to gain passage to America for her and her husband as the Nazis bore down on Prague in 1939…

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Meditation on time, existence at Haggerty Museum of Art

Nadav Kander's “Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic).

Nadav Kander’s “Chongqing IV (Sunday Picnic).

Three exhibitions at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art offer a powerful meditation on time and existence. Works by Alfred Leslie are built upon multiple layers of perception, and the echoes of memory in the present. The photographs of Nadav Kander ask if the cosmetics of new bridges and buildings are capable of destroying history. Collectively, the work of these artists draws up the edges of personal and cultural history with aesthetic persuasion…

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