Saint Meinrad Archabbey Library Gallery, St. Meinrad, IN, is hosting an exhibit by Kentucky artist Leslie Nichols.
October 3 through November 15., 2018
In this exhibit of portraits Nichols is interested in visualizing the historical context of women’s lives and conveying a sense of social heritage. She uses found and original text relevant to the individual portrayed to create the image.
For example, in the portrait of Michelle Howell, Nichols incorporates passages from the poem Anyway: “If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.”
Nichols’ primary medium is a manual typewriter. She also uses alphabet stamps and letterpress printing. The use of text to create portraits suggests that our lives are the creation of our minds and social construction.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. For library hours, call (812) 357-6401 or (800) 987-7311, or visit the Archabbey Library’s website.
For more information visit Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s website