Paul Klee’s Ages of Influence: David Zwirner website
From essay on Klee's enduring appeal to artists: "'Describing Klee's influence on my development as an artist isn't quite the same as describing the affinities I now feel to his work,' says Brooklyn-based artist Leslie Roberts: 'Klee presented the grid as a flexible container for ecstatically luminous color, in sharp contrast to the minimalist grid, which, to me as a young artist, felt severe, unyielding, didactic, and gray. The minimalist grid loomed from above; Klee’s grids glowed from within. In my current work, there are further affinities to Klee, especially to processes combining system and intuition. I also connect to his work's intimate scale. But I've been influenced most by his use of the grid as an abstract language of color.'"
Solo Show, Leslie Roberts: HOW THINGS ARE, Minus Space, Brooklyn, September 7-October 26, 2019
September 7 - October 26, 2019
Opening: Saturday, September 7, 4-6pm
In the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based artist's second solo exhibition at the gallery, she presents a group of new diagrammatic paintings that deepen her investigation into ephemeral language and color abstraction.
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image: Leslie Roberts, WHY, 2019, acrylic gouache, colored pencil, ink, graphite on gessoed panel, 24 x 18 inches
Group show, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY, September 6 – October 6, 2019
September 6 – October 6, 2019
Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-9 PM
Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York is pleased to present Secondary Sources, a group exhibition curated by Jackie Hoving and Norm Paris that includes the work of Anthony Campuzano, Nyeema Morgan, Leslie Roberts, Brandi Twilley, and Shoshanna Weinberger. This exhibition brings together artists who are interested in archiving the records, scraps, and ephemera that exist within their spheres of interest.
Residencies at Yaddo, May-June 2019, and at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, August 2019
Group show, McKenzie Fine Art
Twenty artists exhibit work in colored pencil at McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY.
Screenprint edition, DIRECTIONS, Kayrock, February 2019
Kayrock Screenprinting released DIRECTIONS as part of its Fresh Prints editions in February 2019. Two colors on French 100lb cover, signed and numbered edition of 169.
Artist Lecture Series Number 63 - October 27, 2018, 6;30 pm
James Bills & Leslie Roberts present their work in a series curated by Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Christopher Schade & Michael Lee, and hosted by Kristen Schiele, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY.
Honored to be included in Stephanie Buhmann's new book
Interviews with Mary Abbott, Ghada Amer, Petah Coyne, Louise Fishman, Judy Glantzman, Lorrie Goulet, Julie Heffernan, Alicia Henry, Virva Hinnemo, Sharon Horvath, Julie Mehretu, Keiko Narahashi, Shirin Neshat, Leslie Roberts, Carolee Schneemann, Shahzia Sikander, Rebecca Smith, Pat Steir, Jessica Stockholder, Kim Uchiyama
Group show at Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Fact or Fiction, Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, October 7-28, 2017
Curated by Matthew Garrison
Residency at Ragdale Foundation, summer 2017
FYEO: Solo exhibition at Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY
Leslie Roberts, FYEO, solo exhibition, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY, September 10 – October 29, 2016