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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Touchstone Gallery Presents Off-Kilter, Paintings by Leslie Nolan

Last year, the amazing Touchstone Gallery relocated to a space along our southern border in 901 New York Avenue, NW (Acadiana is in the same building).  Their new home has a sidewalk-level entrance facing the old convention center site, and the interior is gorgeous. 

Touchstone's current show is called Off-Kilter and features paintings by Leslie Nolan.  The show runs through January 30.  If you've not yet checked out their great new space, this Friday (January 14) from 6 to 8:30 is your chance.  At that time, Touchstone is hosting a reception for the show, with a wine tasting (courtesy of Bistro Blanc) and live music!  From the press release:

Leslie Nolan's color drenched figurative paintings capture the uncertainties of our world. OFF-KILTER, Nolan's solo exhibit at the newly reopened Touchstone Gallery, conveys the emotional intensity shared by its subjects.

There is nothing tentative about these paintings: Nolan's bold brush strokes and vivid colors create a blur between the real and the imagined, resulting in an impression of physical solidity threatened by emotional disintegration. These strong works convey a sense of society on the edge.

During studies abroad and a career with the State Department, Nolan lived and worked all over the world. The often uneasy situations experienced in exotic, sometimes unstable places subtly influence her work.

A Washington, DC region award-winning artist, Nolan has exhibited throughout the country and internationally. See images and her resume at: She is currently represented by Touchstone Gallery.

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue, NW

Image Credit: Where Now # 4, Acrylic on canvas by Leslie M. Nolan

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