A selection of Leslie Bender’s paintings will be will be on exhibition at Green Kill from March 3 to March 30, 2018, Tuesday through Saturday, 3 to 9 PM. The opening will be on March 3 from 5 to 8 PM.


About Leslie Bender

I paint powerful emotional narratives, comparable to symphonic compositions and opera. In my art, I explore personal psychological spaces with arching motion and color. Figures reveal uninhibited in theatrical abandon at carnivals, on beaches, and in bars. Their spontaneous distortions express subconscious impulses and desires. Palimpsests left behind of images I have altered, as I search for compositional verity, evoke multiple layers of human consciousness. Memories, darknesses, and projections simmer and overlap. Upon entering the flow of unfettered, pure painting freedom, I become aware of epic pageantry, not only my own subterranean melodrama but the chords of universal, metaphysical experience.

—Leslie Bender