Mindgames is composed from multiple photographs taken on location and in studio, each narrative work inspired by environmental and political/social issues including women’s rights, climate change, and restrictive political policies. Elliotsmiths’ photographs contain symbolism, such as: water (change, renewal and sometimes disaster); fire (destruction and illumination); birds (messengers); nests (home); branches (transformation); feathers (virtues); boats (journeys); flowers (purity); floating figures (observers); spheres (concealment and protection).
Leslie Elliottsmith grew-up in New Orleans, lived in Baton Rouge for ten years, and has resided in Alexandria since 1983 when she became education curator for the Alexandria Museum of Art. In 1990, she began teaching Survey of the Arts at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in a new online high school program and retired in 2015 as LSMSA director of online learning. In addition, she taught as an adjunct professor at LSU, UNO, LSUA, LC, NSU, and ULM as well as completely a series of artist in residencies across the State of Louisiana.
In 1994, she received the Louisiana State Visual Artists Fellowship for painting. Her art is part of many public and private collections nationally and she has exhibited her work in over 260 national exhibitions. She is represented by LeMieux Galleries in New Orleans and Baton Rouge Gallery.
|Title of Exhibition|
|Name of Venue|
|Featured Artist or Artists:|
|332 Julia Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
|Venue Phone Number:|
|Venue Operating Hours:|
|November 4th – December 21st, 2023|
|Opening Event Date & Time|
|Saturday, December 2nd from 6-8 PM|
|Physical Opening Date:|
|Saturday, November 4th|