News Archive 2009-2018

Museum’s ‘Stroke of Luck’ Hosting First Solo Lesley Vance Show (Portland Press Herald) Archives

Lesley Vance, Untitled (32), 2010, oil on linen, 19 x 14 inches. Collection of Barbara and Michael Gamson. Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery.



A review of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition of the works of Los Angeles-based painter Lesley Vance stresses the Museum’s coup in gaining the distinction of being the first to offer a solo show for an artist “who forces you to reconsider everything.”

With insights from the exhibition’s curator Diana Tuite, the Museum’s Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, and artist Mark Wethli, Bowdoin’s A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Art and program director for visual arts, the article details Vance’s enigmatic “exercises in abstraction that look like realism.”

The exhibition runs through July 1.

thumb:Sophie Washington ’19