Thursday, October 27, 2011

Art Walk - afterwards

Art walk this year was a lot of fun
 although it was certainly exhausting.  I shared Margaret Parker's space at her generous invitation.  Between us and musician Ken Kozora and Margaret's film collaborators we had a constant stream of visitors. The pieces shown here all started as demo pieces during Art Walk and were all finished at home in my own studio a few days later. 

I'm exploring more abstracted takes on aerial landscapes here, inspired in part by a series of antique maps of the Mississippi which I found on Radical Cartography.  These pieces are all encaustic and mixed media on paper using techniques inspired by Paula Roland's amazing work.  My aim in working on paper and using monotype techniques is to be looser and more improvisational in my work while still taking on some of the same content issues in my work.

 These pieces are all fairly small - none larger than 10 x 13.

Photos of my demonstration at Margaret Parker Studio, all taken by Bonnie Wylo

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I'm proud to announce that I'm part of the River Gallery's juried collage exhibition at the Rackham galleries. Slideshow here.

"Treasures Textures and Objects" 2D and 3D original collage art now on display...thru December 15th

Rackham Graduate School Building
915 E Washington Street, 48109
8:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday thru Friday

Braided Channels 1, encaustic & collage on panel, 24 x 40"

Art Walk
This year I'll be at Margaret Parker's studio showing Woods & Water - current work focused on a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. These pieces are a mix of encaustic & digital monotypes and paintings evoking the peace and beauty of the northwestern wilderness.

We've got exciting stuff planned - the wonderful Ken Kozora (link is to video of a performance) will be playing Friday night, Margaret has a big installation piece in the glass house out between Downtown Home & Garden and Mark's Carts on Friday as well.

Pelicans, sea, sky - monochromatic square

Here's the details.

Leslie Sobel
Woods & Water • new work 2011

at Margaret Parker Studio during Art Walk
210 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 - upstairs


Fri, October 21 5-9PM with live music by
multi-instrumentalist Ken Kozora 7pm-9pm

Fantasy Forest, encaustic and mixed media on panel

& Sat & Sun, October 22, 23 12noon-5pm

I’ll be demonstrating encaustic
monotypes on Saturday from 2-4pm

Light thru big trees - overlaid, digital imaging