Folds of Desire by Lesley Bodzy April 9th – June 4th, 2022
Lesley Bodzy has astounded us with her impressive skill and style as an impressionist painter. She has tenaciously explored styles and mediums that have now led her to sculpture. Bodzy’s first solo exhibition in Texas is composed of free standing sculptures, wall pieces and installations. Her recent works reveal the plasticity of the inner self to protect itself from the wounds of life experiences. It is a sensual and enveloping representation of a desire evoking untainted and pure luminescence. Each piece represents a moment or a period of time where the artist has exhausted the traditional utility of acrylic paint and thus transforms it into a 3 dimensional object of observation and reflection. The predominant color gold is an eye wink to the Rococo period as an element of seduction. Pleats and undulations mimicking the folds of satin or of skin create “Folds of Desire”.
Lesley Bodzy holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works in NYC and Houston and is represented by galleries in Houston, TX and in Saugerties, NY. She has been exhibited widely across the United States and abroad. Recent shows include ChaShaMa, Sculptors Alliance, and Flatfile in New York City. Holy Art Gallery in London, UK, the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT, and the Susuquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA, curated International Woman’s Day exhibit at the Mexican Consulate General, Houston, TX.
We invite you to celebrate women on March 8th, 11-2pm
Restorative Love Join the circle of Hope for women on this special day. Create a space where we feel whole, present in the moment, safe, heard, loved, and respected for who we are workshop animated by Karine Parker, Director of the Texan-French Alliance for the Arts and “Be the peace, Be the Hope”
Drawing the self An individualized rapid drawing class for women given by Guillermo Busquets. Busquets is an international artist and professor of fine arts at the University of Buenos Aires whose paintings and drawings are of high recognition around the world.
Feel Me Roar Communal drum circle dedicated to women around the world. Animated by social worker, activist and body guru, Roselia Bañuelos.
Tango and the Woman An initiation to the art of Tango offered by instructor Roy Mendez.
Petit marché Vintage Pre loved objects and designer fashion by Odette’s Secret Closet.
Libations and fun for everyone 11-2 pm at ARTÍQUE located at 1024 Studewood, Houston Heights, 77008.
Spring Street Studios at Sawyer Park, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, 77007
Check out some of our opening night fun! We had an amazing turn out with honored speakers, delicious delicacies, and creatively fun cocktails! Check out our second Saturday events every month until the end of the exhibit. Click here for more details!