Leslie Hirst
Recent Projects and Calendar

Message Threads Il Filo dei Messaggi
Museo del Merletto, Burano, Italy
30 May - 01 August, 2015 (reception 12:00, 30 May)
MUVE Contemporaneo
Mostre temporanee Temporary Exhibition during La Biennale di Venezia, 56th International Art Exhibition

Situatuated between writing and picture-making, the work of US artist Leslie Hirst subtly challenges the ways that we read marks as language. Following her first visit to Burano in 2005, Hirst was inspired to create compositions that fuse words with lace designs. Hirst's visual language is built from fragments, discarded shapes, and accidental forms excavated from her vast personal archive of antique handwritten letters and photographs of graffiti. These resources represent a vital link to lace-making since they depict a process of time through movement along a continuous line.


(Go to Portfolio heading and select Message Threads to see details.)

Other News

Recent Artist's Book Edition: 4our: Reflections on Quaternaries.
For images, click on Portfolio and select the drop-down heading for Artist's Books with the subheading 4our: Reflections on Quaternaries. Contact leslie@lesliehirst.com for direct purchase or for viewing.

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To access bodies of work, click on "Portfolio", then select from the drop-down menu. Click on the thumbnail images to view individual works.