You have to see these photographs to believe it. 15 were not touched by any form of digital manipulation (except cropping and light/dark enhancement). Then she rolled up her sleeves, and got creative, altering each by a different method.
Reaching Out From the Other Side
Talking about the first series, which she did in 2013, “My first series of reflections photographs were unaltered images. Inspired by this serendipity, I then started to not only to look for these happenings, but to actually create them using only the camera’s viewfinder. Gallery exhibits netted a wide range of images as the reflective glass and lights on the hung artwork played all kinds of tricks depending upon the viewing angle. Many of these photographs were ‘staged’ compositions resulting in spectacular eerie effects.”
The Cosmic Fashionistas Arrive
For this series she pulls out all the stops: “I had two goals as I worked on this series: Have fun, and try to relate the second image to the first. Some make a statement on the original, others take it and distort it so that it becomes an abstraction, while others were created to elicit a laugh.”
On Tues June 10 you’ll have a chance to meet her and as you view each image ask “How did you do that?”!
On Sat May 10 I stepped into a world of wonder when I visited the gallery for Leslie Jenkins’ reception for the “Union’s Youngest Artists” exhibit. Every square inch of the gallery’s walls was covered with the creative output of these children. As the morning wore on, the little artists started arriving. Gleefully they pointed out their pieces, posed for pictures and ate cookies. We all had a wonderful time!
This is the 4th year that I’ve stopped by to view Leslie’s exhibit. Each year she has something new up her sleeve. This year was the inclusion of 3d glasses! Wow what a trip to look at the artwork through these lenses. The children also got a kick out how this added another “dimension” to their work.
exhibit with 3D glasses
Can’t wait to see next year’s exhibit. I’m sure it will be just as enchanting as this one! So stop by the “Art Cave” and get immersed in some uninhibited, colorful, delightful artworks.
Here are 2 of the artists with their artwork:
Leslie Jenkins and Brandon
Our current exhibit features artworks produced by students attending Hannah Caldwell, and Livingston School in Union, NJ. Their works take over the gallery, it becomes more like an installation than an exhibit! Walk into the gallery and every inch of space is covered by the colorful paintings, drawings, and collages of these students. From the quality and quantity of the artworks, you are very aware of Leslie Jenkins’ love of teaching art to children. In this day when school budgets are so ready to cut the arts to save a penny, it’s nice to see these children given the opportunity to be actively engaged in the visual arts at these schools.
On Sat May 10 from 10:00am – 12:00pm stop down and see for yourself the children’s wonderful creative works. Meet Leslie Jenkins and let her take you on a tour of a room full of delight. It will also be an opportunity to meet “Union’s Youngest Artists”!