LESLIE BERNS
NEW PAINTED WOOD CONSTRUCTIONS/OBJECTSBOOKMARKS for a MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: Who Could and Couldn't Marry Whom

2015
collage on paper
22" x 30" each'PAGES-PORTRAIT (Both: Same as and Other)'

2015-2016"YOU DON'T LOOK...YOU LOOK..."
(A MEMOIR) & MA/MA

2007/2014
collage on paperEMBODYING THE EPHEMERAL
October 17th - November 15th, 2014THE 'FLOWER OF LIFE' AS A MIXED RACE NARRATIVE: A Theory of the Life Cycle, Color, and Identity
2013/2015

156" x 360"
(22 works on paper, 
each approximately 
40” x 35”)GROUNDING
2011
video
4:21FLOWER OF LIFE"...A SEED THAT MAY ONE DAY COME TO FLOWER..."QUILTING THE WATERWAY
2004 - 2007THRESHOLDLIFE IS FOLDING AND UNFOLDINGBio
New painted wood constructions and recent works on paper, A Mixed Race Narrative, reflect a lifelong exploration of cultural and racial identity and a deeply personal search for a language to interpret the complex fabric society weaves based on race and elaborate calculations of color.

OPEN STUDIO
E-Z Storage Studios
4303 Rhode Island Ave.
Brentwood, MD 20722
Studio #102 (rear of building)
Saturday, December 16th, 2017
12:00 - 4:00pm
https://www.google.com/maps/place/4303+R


PYRAMID ATLANTIC ART CENTER
4318 Gallatin Street
Hyattsville, MD, 20781
Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition
February 3rd - March 3rd, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION & REMARKS:
February 4th, 2:00-4:00pm
Juror: Joann Moser,
Senior Curator of Graphic Arts Emerita,
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
http://pyramidatlanticartcenter.org


SMITH CENTER FOR HEALING
AND THE ARTS
JOAN HISAOKA GALLERY
1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Alchemical Vessels 2016
March 18 - May 6, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 18th, 7:00-9:00 pm
http://www.smithcenter.org/arts-healing/


39th STREET GALLERY
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722
Portrait - Portrayal - Portal
March 12 – April 23, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, March 12th, 5:00-8:00 pm
http://www.39thstreetgallery.com