Leslie Barlow, 'Ellen Barlow'


Leslie Barlow: A Familiar Portrait of Labor and Love

Daily from April 17-June 14
Time Varies
Art, Galleries

In Leslie Barlow’s new body of work, the Twin Cities artist investigates the complexity of identity and families. Drawing on her own interracial family and history, Barlow uses the luminous portraiture she’s known for to traverse the boundaries of gender, race, and other labels that confine people into narrow frameworks. Using bright colors and pastel hues, her art is both rooted in the past and keeping an eye toward the possibilities of the future. The exhibition, titled “Leslie Barlow: A Familiar Portrait of Labor and Love,” will kick off with an opening reception that includes tunes from DJ Kirkabee and wine.