Art Exhibit By Leslie Lew “Food for Thought”

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June 13 Opening Reception at the Hart Library

YORKTOWN, New York — The John C. Hart Library is pleased to announce an exhibit of “Food for Thought,” sculpted oils by Leslie Lew. An artist’s reception will be held on June 13 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The exhibition, “Food for Thought” explores the themes of products, food and places within our culture.

The Hart Library, Yorktown’s Community Library, is located at 1130 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, New York. It is open Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. Call (914) 245-5262, x-227 or visit

"Still life with Fruit", 9" x 12," sculpted oil on canvas. Artist Leslie Lew.

Leslie Lew’s paintings bespeak the legacy of Pop Art. Her embrace of throwaway imagery – specifically of mundane printed matter, from comic books to pulp periodicals to elementary school textbooks to ad illustrations – revisits the most radical of Pop’s earlier subject matter along with addressing American culture.

An artist that began showing in the 80’s as part of the East Village Art Movement, Ms. Lew’s career has spanned over 25 years. Her painting technique is like no other artist and results in a work she refers to as “Sculpted Oils”. They are really between painting and sculpture, in which the surface is first built up with acrylic, and then painted with thick, impasto oil paint. This creates a surface that can be three inches thick.

Ms. Lew has had over twenty solo shows, and is currently in the Westchester Biennial 2008. She has participated in numerous museum exhibitions including the New Museum, the Katonah Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum. She is also in a number of respected art collections and was recently included in the art history publication of The Martin Z. Margulies Collection, alongside other notable artists as Lichtenstein, Warhol, Stella, De Kooning, Pollock, Miro, and Picasso.

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