Sylvia Sleigh at I-20 Gallery
on view through January 9, 2010. Now in her nineties, British-born painter Sylvia Sleigh is enjoying a revival of attention with her quirky realism and astute sense of the personality and the sexual energy of her times. She was included recently in the show, Ingres and the Moderns, at the National Gallery in Ottawa as well asWack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, the nationally toured exhibition originating at LA Moca. Her portrait, above, of the illustrious, award-winning translator from the German, French, Yiddish and Russian Joachim Neugroschel (whose work is also well-regarded in art circles) combines the piercing verisimilitude of Christian Schad with a distinctly un-Neue Sachlichkeit tenderness.
This was an artcritical PIC in November 2009