Monday, February 24, 2014

leslie lewis sigler

I've been on an abstract kick lately—so Leslie Lewis Sigler's homey object paintings are a nice counterpoint. She handles the paint with such feeling, and renders silverware and teapots with such loving, evocative detail. My grandmothers treasured items like these (silver serving pieces, formal tea sets), and I inherited a bunch from each of them. My own taste runs to the cleaner and simpler, but I do love the contrast between my grandmother's intricate sterling spoon and a plain Heath bowl. In the same way, Sigler makes her pieces modern by blowing them up, putting them in a corner, or removing everything else from the frame.

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