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Interview by Susan Breen 18 June 2013

Stacy Leeman: Vessels

Stacy Leeman is an abstract oil painter represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. Leeman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Oberlin and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Rutgers University. Her studies abroad have included a year in Jerusalem and a semester at Parson’s School of Design in Paris.Leeman often takes traditional Jewish texts and creates artworks that use contemporary painting methods. She works as a gesturalist painter using symbols, including the palette itself, to explore themes raised by the text.

Leeman exhibits extensively throughout the United States, and is the author of two books of her own artwork. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband Gary Liebesman and their sons Yaakov and Yonah.

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Abstract oils filled with tantalizing ambiguity (Sept. 9, 2012)

Filled with deeply colorful shapes in a rhythmic interplay, the paintings of Stacy Leeman are lively and engaging examples of abstract art. But her work has a more direct intent than her imagery might imply. “They’re storytelling,” she said at the opening of her solo exhibition at the Sharon Weiss Gallery. “You say, ‘Really?’ But I like that they’re ambiguous.” ….

Click on the title to see the full review of the show in the Columbus Dispatch website.

Vessel W#5, oil paint on wood, 12″ x 12″

Additional Reviews and News Articles:

Kaizaad Kotwal, “Pairing Produces Plenty of Energy,” The Columbus Dispatch, January 18, 2007 D4.

Elizabeth Ann James, “Art Sizzles at Sharon Weiss Gallery,” The Short North Gazette, October 2006 15-16.

Chris Bournea, “’Landscape’ Exhibit Offers Different Perspective on Nature,” This Week in Upper Arlington, January 24, 2006.

Billy Mayr, “Sculptor, Painter Celebrate Energy Found in Life,” The Columbus Dispatch October 14, 2004 Weekender 3.

Nancy Smeltzer, “Canvases of Faith: A Map of the Artist’s Quest,” The New Standard September 23, 2004 17.

Bill Mayr, “Covering New Ground,” The Columbus Dispatch September 25, 2003 Weekender 18

Ina Horwitz-Whitmore, “Schumacher’s ‘The Painted Surface’ Runs Through Dec. 6” This Week in Bexley A5.