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Alexa Kleinbard: Talking Leaves

May 6 - June 25, 2000


"Alexa Kleinbard: Talking Leaves" (Indian for book) is an environmentally-conscious exhibition, which will showcase 54 paintings by Tallahassee artist, Alexa Kleinbard. The paintings are ethereal landscapes that are created on carefully cut-out leaf forms of specific plants. Within the leaf form is an internal landscape, which envelops the viewer and draws him or her into the landscape. The objective is to heighten the viewers' awareness of their oneness with nature and the fragile environment in which society lives. (right: Ginkgo, Northern Nights, Canada, masonite, oil pastel and oil pigment, 24 x 18 inches, Photo by Jon Nalon)

For the past 15 years, the work of Alexa Kleinbard has been inspired by environmental issues and the changing natural environment. Kleinbard received her BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and has been the recipient of a number of awards including NEA SECCA Endowment Grants and a Florida Fellowship Grant from the Florida Arts Council. (left: Motherwort, Shell Point, Florida, masonite, oil pastel and oil pigment, 24 x 18 inches, Photo by Jon Nalon)

Talking Leaves was organized by the Gulf Coast Museum of Art with guest curator, Allys Palladino-Craig, Director of the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art.


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