LESLIE HOLT: UNSPEAKABLE
David Lusk Gallery Memphis / 97 Tillman January 31, 2017 - March 11, 2017
In late January, the third Leslie Holt solo exhibition goes up at David Lusk Gallery–Memphis. Her exhibition, Unspeakable, explores depictions of grief and triumph in a series of embroidered paintings that feature art-historic images of strong women.
Holt imagined the Unspeakable series while studying Guernica, Picasso’s famous response to the bombing of a small Spanish town. Holt states, “I feel compelled to return to this painting again and again, as it conveys extreme emotions for which words are insufficient.”