Artist: Christina Schlesinger. Image: Detail of “Tomboy on blue flannel shirt”, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 16″, 1994.
All True Tomboys
Opening Reception: January 23, 2015 6-8pm
Exhibition: January 24 – 25, 2015 12pm-6pm
at Leslie+Lohman Prince Street Project, 127-B Prince St, New York
Artist Talk & Salon: January 25th 3-5pm
“The tomboy is the lesbian’s inner core, her secret weapon; “Tomboys” explores tomboys big and small in mixed media oil paintings combining flannel shirts, t-shirts, photo transfers, marbles, jacks, dildos and other fun stuff.”
Christina Schlesinger started at Cal Arts in the Feminist Studio Workshop and left to paint murals for the City of Los Angeles with street gangs. Feminism and activism have guided me ever since. She co-founded the public art organization, SPARC, in Venice California, and have received public art commissions in California, New York and New Hampshire. She has exhibited paintings in galleries in Los Angeles, New York, Provincetown and East Hampton and received grants from the Pollock-Krasner and Gottleib Foundations.
“I painted the Tomboy paintings in the early ’90’s when I was searching to recapture a certain vital essence of spirit which I felt I wanted to embody in both my life and my art.”