A Third Space: New Works by Leslie Barlow at Flow Art Space

lesliebarlowLowResDo Not Cross, 20.5 x 20" oval, oil and photo transfer on panel, by Leslie Barlow

Flow Art Space presents

A Third Space: New Works by Leslie Barlow in July/August

Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 7-9 pm, Flow Art Space hosts an opening reception for A Third Space, the first solo exhibition for Twin Cities-based painter Leslie Barlow. A second event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 9 at 7 pm where Barlow will talk about her work.

Barlow’s portraits address the complexities of family and community racial identity. Her lush paintings, with the use of vibrant color and rich brushstrokes, and often blurred lines which suggest uncertain boundaries, challenge the viewer. Through Barlow’s eyes, we see portraiture in a revised light and question our expectations for the genre.

Leslie Barlow graduated in May with a Master of Fine Arts from MCAD. She was recently featured on MN Original, and is June’s featured artist in Minnesota Women’s Press. Links to those features appear below. She is also a recent recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Barlow has shown her work in numerous venues around the Twin Cities, including two previous group exhibitions at Flow Art Space.

MN Original feature:


Minnesota Women’s Press feature:


This exhibition is on view July 21 – August 13, 2016. 

Hours during this exhibition:
Mondays July 25, August 1, August 8 from 11-3.
Thursdays July 28, August 4, August 11 from 11-3.
Friday, August 5 from 6-9 pm during Lowertown First Friday.
Saturdays July 23 and August 13 from 10-2.

Appointments are available during other times by calling 612-564-3569. The gallery is closed between exhibitions.

FAS, which opened in October 2011, presents a variety of juried group and solo exhibitions. For more information, contact Melissa Metzler  612-564-3569 or art@flowartspace.com  www.flowartspace.com

Flow Art Space is located in the Northern Warehouse in Lowertown at 308 Prince St., Suite 226 St Paul MN, 55101. Light refreshments will be served during the reception and entry to the gallery is free. Metered street parking is available and paid parking lots surround the building and are an easy one-block walk. A passenger elevator is available.