Leslie Barlow


Leslie Barlow: Loving

Every Tue., Wed., Fri., and Sat. from Feb. 25-March 25
Time Varies
Art, Galleries

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court (also currently being celebrated in the Oscar-nominated movie Loving), Leslie Barlow has created a series of portraits of interracial Twin Cities families that will simultaneously break and mend your heart. Here’s a painter in full command of her technical, intellectual, and expressive faculties. Her brushstroke, line, and use of color draw these families directly into your soul, taking your breath away. The intimacy she portrays will hwave you affirming just how important love is — whether behind closed doors or proudly confirmed in the public realm — in a political system rife with hatred and dissent.