Artist Demo: Leslie Lyman

In-Person Event
November 30, 2022

Much of Lyman’s work is about domestic life – past and present. She is drawn to objects and materials that carry messages from the home and from work in the home. Using these less traditional sculptural materials such as paper, cloth, thread and twine often means much problem solving.

In her Artist Demo, Lyman will discuss this work, her influences, motivations and process. She will show images both of her sculptural work and of her photography, along with examples of smaller sculptural pieces. There will be a hands-on demonstration of both Coptic bookmaking and the versatility of mending.

Lyman’s work will be featured in Concord Art’s upcoming exhibition, The Conceptual Stitch, curated by Jane Deering.

More about Lyman:

Using both sculpture and photography, Leslie Lyman’s artwork aims to create intimate impressions that mark and remember what history fails to tell us about the everyday lives of women – the daily efforts, the steady presence, the invisible toil, the love and the loss that we all experience.

Her objects and settings stand in perpetual tribute to this caregiving – women’s work – that persists through generations.  Lyman deliberately blends old and new, fully aware that there are stories embedded deep within them and knowing that recollection, sentiment, intention and attention are passed on to the lives of other women.

A MFA graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Leslie Lyman received her BA from Smith College in American Studies and returned to school after raising her four children. She has spent years creating objects and capturing those objects both constructed and collected in still lifes. Lyman is driven more by the message than the particular medium she is using. Her passion lies in focusing attention on the unseen.

She lives on the north shore of Boston.

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