Currently scheduled for exhibition


In the Mix    Visual Arts Center at Boise State University Gallery One – Liberal Arts Building 170 Exhibition dates: January 25th – March 26th, 2019   Opening Reception: February 7th, 2019 5-7pm  - Free and open to the public  Regular gallery hours during exhibition are Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-2pm. (closed for President's Day and Spring Break)  In The Mix is an exhibition of thirteen artists exploring the complexities of bi-racial and multi-racial identities to promote a larger discussion and dialogue. The artworks include photography, painting, video, installation, books, and sculpture that examine personal histories, historical definitions and stereotypes, and the influence of mixed race histories on contemporary cultural definitions. Exhibition sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts, and the Visual Arts Center and curated by Kirsten Furlong.

In the Mix

Visual Arts Center at Boise State University
Gallery One – Liberal Arts Building 170
Exhibition dates: January 25th – March 26th, 2019

Opening Reception: February 7th, 2019 5-7pm - Free and open to the public

Regular gallery hours during exhibition are Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm and Friday 10am-2pm. (closed for President's Day and Spring Break)

In The Mix is an exhibition of thirteen artists exploring the complexities of bi-racial and multi-racial identities to promote a larger discussion and dialogue. The artworks include photography, painting, video, installation, books, and sculpture that examine personal histories, historical definitions and stereotypes, and the influence of mixed race histories on contemporary cultural definitions. Exhibition sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts, and the Visual Arts Center and curated by Kirsten Furlong.


The Portrait Show     Kolman & Pryor Gallery  Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN Exhibition dates: February 17th – April 6th, 2019  Artist Reception: Thursday, March 9th 7-9pm - Free and open to the public  In our selfie-obsessed 21st-century world, what is the meaning of the portrait, self or otherwise? Portraiture has long been its own genre in art, addressed in endless variations and styles, and self-portraits are nothing new as Kolman & Pryor Gallery investigates in its new exhibition,   The Portrait Show  .  Curated by gallery artist and co-owner, Patrick K. Pryor,   The Portrait Show   includes work by guest artists,  Vesna Kittelson ,  Charles Thysell ,  Aaron Kagan Putt ,  Leslie Barlow , and  Julie Buffalohead .   “This show provides us with an excellent opportunity to work with guest artists we love who are not on our regular roster of gallery artists,” says Pryor. “Because portraiture is an essential aspect of art history, we’re thrilled to focus on the genre with artists whose perceptions of portraiture vastly differ from one another.”

The Portrait Show

Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN
Exhibition dates: February 17th – April 6th, 2019

Artist Reception: Thursday, March 9th 7-9pm - Free and open to the public

In our selfie-obsessed 21st-century world, what is the meaning of the portrait, self or otherwise? Portraiture has long been its own genre in art, addressed in endless variations and styles, and self-portraits are nothing new as Kolman & Pryor Gallery investigates in its new exhibition, The Portrait Show.

Curated by gallery artist and co-owner, Patrick K. Pryor, The Portrait Show includes work by guest artists, Vesna Kittelson, Charles Thysell, Aaron Kagan Putt, Leslie Barlow, and Julie Buffalohead.

“This show provides us with an excellent opportunity to work with guest artists we love who are not on our regular roster of gallery artists,” says Pryor. “Because portraiture is an essential aspect of art history, we’re thrilled to focus on the genre with artists whose perceptions of portraiture vastly differ from one another.”


Quiet Enigmas and Familiar Love     Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery  St. Mary’s University, Winona MN Exhibition dates: March 7th – April 6th, 2019   Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7th 4:30-6pm  - Free and open to the public  Stories connect the past, present, and future. Leslie Barlow's maternal grandmother Ruth (Danish immigrant) and paternal grandmother Ellen (African-American) have moved through the world very differently. The centering of her grandmothers in this series comes from the desire to connect intergenerational intersections of race and gender, and speak to the complexities of a family’s multiracial relationships. Weaving through time and place, she brings together pieces of their stories, wisdom, and her historical research to investigate both the personal and universal. Recurring themes that reveal themselves are the matriarch, the importance of passing down stories, the politics of representation, racial identity development, “otherness”, and, at its core, a granddaughter’s relationship to her grandmothers. The work and exploration is far from finished, rather through the creation of each piece she understands a new layer of her identity. With each brush stroke Barlow leans into the lines of her grandmothers faces, paints herself into the warmth of their arms and the weight of their many years. She attempts to receive the decades of experiences, strengths, contradictions, and messiness with empathy and honesty.  Leslie Barlow is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant form the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Quiet Enigmas and Familiar Love

Lillian Davis Hogan Gallery
St. Mary’s University, Winona MN
Exhibition dates: March 7th – April 6th, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7th 4:30-6pm - Free and open to the public

Stories connect the past, present, and future. Leslie Barlow's maternal grandmother Ruth (Danish immigrant) and paternal grandmother Ellen (African-American) have moved through the world very differently. The centering of her grandmothers in this series comes from the desire to connect intergenerational intersections of race and gender, and speak to the complexities of a family’s multiracial relationships. Weaving through time and place, she brings together pieces of their stories, wisdom, and her historical research to investigate both the personal and universal. Recurring themes that reveal themselves are the matriarch, the importance of passing down stories, the politics of representation, racial identity development, “otherness”, and, at its core, a granddaughter’s relationship to her grandmothers. The work and exploration is far from finished, rather through the creation of each piece she understands a new layer of her identity. With each brush stroke Barlow leans into the lines of her grandmothers faces, paints herself into the warmth of their arms and the weight of their many years. She attempts to receive the decades of experiences, strengths, contradictions, and messiness with empathy and honesty.

Leslie Barlow is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant form the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.