Lesley A. Powell’s Art Show, Interpretations

Lesley A. Powell’s art show, Interpretations, opens at Longyear Gallery  April 27 – May 26, 2024. Fridays – Sundays 11 AM – 4 PM. The opening is Saturday, April 28, 3 – 5 PM.  Longyear Gallery  is located at Downstairs at The Commons, 785 Main Street Margaretville, N.Y. 12455

When you walk into Lesley A. Powell’s art show, Interpretations the paintings will speak to you about bodies moving on a canvas, nature inspiring you to see landscapes differently and the body within.

After her career as a dancer/choreographer, the canvas is now the stage for movement, line, color, texture and expression.  In Lesley A. Powell’s Art deals with the ability to expressively describe movement, its emotions and space, whether it was on the stage or now the two dimensional space of the canvas..  Lesley is intrigued by the movements of the body, stories of juxtapositions of images of people and the love of nature.

Interpretations is blurring the image(s) on the canvas

Dances on a Surface

Choreography helped me explore the layering of moving bodies. This is what I bring to my painting. The paint is now the rhythm on the page like the dancer(s) in space.

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Dances of Nature

Bluff Dreaming

My grandfather’s love of nature transferred to me. My grandfather and his father were both painters. landscapes are now the stage set and lighting design.  Nature is the catalyst for creating a new space on the canvas.

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Dances of the Body Within

So As

In teaching anatomy to Pilates teachers and working on online videos, I started creating work about the body.

I wanted to give a feeling of the inside of the body and its reflection to movement.

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