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Blaffer Fall Exhibitions

Friday, September 7, 2018

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blaffer Art Museum presents the opening reception for two exhibitions this fall, “Richard Rezac: Address” and “Alfred Leslie: One Hundred Characters in Search of a Reader.”

Richard Rezac: Address
On view through December 8, 2018

Chicago sculptor Richard Rezac makes his wood and metal sculptures by hand, combining meticulous geometry with a deep feeling for color and form. “Richard Rezac: Address” brings together 20 mostly recent works made of materials such as cherry wood, cast bronze, and aluminum, along with drawings on paper. Inviting multiple readings, these simultaneously strange and familiar objects demonstrate the artist’s ongoing engagement with mathematical ordering systems and the elusive mechanisms of memory and interpretation. More information at

Richard Rezac and curator Solveig Øvstebø will present a gallery walkthrough during the opening reception. 

Alfred Leslie: One Hundred Characters in Search of a Reader
On view through January 26, 2019

Alfred Leslie has earned international acclaim for his achievements in film, painting, drawing, and poetry. Beginning his career as an Abstract Expressionist painter, he earned early recognition his large, brushy images, often on unstretched canvas. As a filmmaker, Leslie collaborated with the photographer Robert Frank and the poet and curator Frank O’Hara, respectively, to make two iconic works of the Beat Generation: “Pull My Daisy,” 1959, and “The Last Clean Shirt,” 1964. Leslie’s magazine The Hasty Papers, which included collaborations between artists and writers, including John Ashbery, Jean Genet, Jack Kerouac, Alice Neel, among many others, served as an exciting, interdisciplinary provocation when published in 1960. More information at

Jane Dale Owen Director and Chief Curator Toby Kamps will present an introduction at 6:30 p.m.

The opening receptions are held in conjunction with Party in the Grove. For more information about the evening’s activities, visit

Blaffer Art Museum
Blaffer Art Museum

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