Exhibition at Allan Stone Projects features paintings and works on paper by Alfred Leslie

Allan Stone Projects announces Alfred Leslie: Abstraction 1951 – 1962 on view October 29 – December 24, 2015. The exhibition features paintings and works on paper by one of the seminal artists of the New York art world in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Early in his career, Leslie was an Abstract Expressionist who experimented ambitiously with collage, grid compositions, and gestural and geometric abstraction. The incorporation of chance and control, of hard and soft, of active and passive modes, express the artist’s singular reaction to the explosive aftermath of abstract art in Postwar America. Following major breakthroughs led by Pollock, de Kooning, Kline, and others, Leslie explored Abstract Expressionist and proto-Pop techniques. His method portrays a balance between vigorous expression and hard-edged control, featuring loaded brush strokes against architectural compositions as in The

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