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Leslie Holt

Top: Hello Goya (baseball) 2011, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches • Bottom: Hello Guernica (Dance Party) 2012, oil on canvas, 10 x 20 inches

paintings
September 4–28

Hello Masterpiece

Artist Leslie Holt is fast gaining attention for her meticulous reproductions of art masterpieces that happen to include the 20th century Japanese icon, Hello Kitty. Holt’s paintings are painted on diminutive

4 x 6 inch to 10 x 20 inch canvases.With the reputation as the first fine artist to succeed in repurposing the Kitty icon, Holt makes a larger statement regarding value as her paintings resemble commemorative postcards. Art history professor Ivy Cooper comments, “Hello Kitty gets to treat art history like her personal playground… it takes an artist with Holt’s humor and formidable eye to layer such familiar references and make them say something new.”

 

Gallery Talk:

Thursday, September 13 • 5 p.m.
Reception following to 6:30 p.m.