A Teal-Rose Dress for Valerie

Friday is the closing reception for Leslie Batty, Everyday Stages, 5-8PM. Leslie will be donating the proceeds from “A Teal-Rose Dress for Valerie” to her dear friend Valerie Bender who continues to fight advanced stage breast cancer. Tickets to win this artwork are available for $25. The reception will be dedicated to a dear friend and fellow art lover, Valerie Bender, who is succumbing to her battle against breast cancer. A longtime supporter of the arts, Valerie Bender has enriched the culture of our community through her dedication to quality... Read the Rest →


Leslie Batty

  LESLIE BATTY EVERYDAY STAGES 1821 Gallery is pleased to announce Everyday Stages, Leslie Batty’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist will present an all new body of work featuring figurative oil paintings and mixed media compositions depicting the feminine subject in social contexts with common identity signifiers such as clothing, cars, and houses. The work considers the familiar fantasy of the American Dream as it informs body image, gender identity, and social dynamics. Not unlike contemporary society, fairytale façades set the stage for a make-believe world in which the only rules of the masquerade... Read the Rest →