The Armory Art Center Sells Important Piece of Art

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 8, 2008  
Ilene Adams, Director of Marketing & Public Relations 561.832.1776 x 21


Donna Long, Longtime patron and student of the Armory Purchases Painting from Master Artist Workshop Exhibition

(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) Leslie’s large scale painting (114” x 90”),

Black Muck=Dead Duck from her Bird Disaster series, was sold to Donna Long, a longtime patron and student at The Armory. Leslie Bostrom, associate Professor of Art at Brown University, is one of over 20 artists whose work is currently on display in the Colaciello Gallery at the Armory, through February 23, 2008.  Donna Long, an accomplished artist in her own right, participated in Leslie’s recent master artist workshop at the Amory.

Bostrom’s “Bird Disaster Series" contains anthropomorphic works in which environmental pollution, fate and death, and bad luck and destiny lead to tragic events and allegories of loss, as are evident in Dead Duck.

"I want each of my paintings to be like a story that is simple to understand, but so arresting that you read it over and over again. These images show some of the environmental consequences of everyday American consumption. These pictures are operatic tragedies about bad luck, fate, and death. They are allegories of loss. These paintings intervene with a tradition of grand landscape, replacing the comforting ideal of nature as a separated refuge with a concept of nature as unavoidably intertwined with human activity. Finally, I want these paintings to display the eloquent power of oil paint on canvas. "- Leslie Bostrom

Bostrom received her BA from the University of Maine and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She describes her current work as anti-landscapes with incorporation of industrial components.

Leslie Bostrom’s workshop, entitled Politics and Landscape – Painting the Environment, was at the Amory from January 28- February 1.  Each year the Armory runs 


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