Art in Alternative Spaces

presents

Pioneers

Art by Lesley Schiff

Artwork on display at:

Apollo Theater

2540 North Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL

On Exhibition through May 1, 2005

 

#1 Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying this…

"The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life."

#2   Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying…

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."

#3  Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul."

     

#4  Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying…

"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time."

#5 Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."

#6   Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. "

     

#7  Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."

#8 Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying

"If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. "

#9   Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying…

"Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization."

     
 

 

 

#10   Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying this in support of Women's Suffrage…

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal."

 

 

 

 

#11   Who are these "Pioneers" known for changing history by proclamation "Women Use Your Vote!"…

"Women use your vote!" Proclaims a sign held by a suffragette; her baby sits in a carriage next to her. Women won the right to vote in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was ratified by Congress and ended an 81-year struggle for the suffragettes.

 

#12   Who is this "Pioneer" known for taking a seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama …

"I didn't feel very good about being told to stand up and not have a seat. I felt I had a right to stay where I was. That was why I told the driver I was not going to stand. I believed that he would arrest me. I did it because I wanted this particular driver to know that we were being treated unfairly as individuals and as a people."

 

#13  Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying…

"Every one has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend."

 

 

 

 

#14   Who are these "Pioneers" known for saying…

"I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work and my God."

"I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think."

#15   Who is this "Pioneer" known for saying…

"People were always trying to find something wrong with me as a female athlete trying to excel."

 

 

 

 

     

Key:

#1       Eleanor Duse'

#2        Ella Fitzgerald

#3       Martha Graham

#4        Georgia O'Keeffe

#5        Golda Mier

#6       Madam Curie

#7       Mother Teresa

#8        Maria Montessori 

#9        Florence Nightengale

#10      Elizabeth Stanton

#11      Suffragettes

#12      Rosa Parks

#13      Marian Anderson

#14     Helen Keller & Anne Sullivan

#15     Jackie Joyner Kersee

 


ARTIST LESLEY SCHIFF

Lesley, an innovative pioneer, "paints" with a modern tool - the color copier.

As a result of her visionary intentions, her artwork is the first of this technology to be purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Her art and has appeared in a cross-section of major business, art and fashion magazines including Fortune, Vogue and Art and Antiques. She has also created promotional art, album covers and book covers for major corporations and cover art for leading record companies like Columbia, Epic, Polygram and Sony Music; intricate bookcovers for Random House; Expansive interior arrangements for urban contractors; and as large window displays in prominent department stores and designer boutiques like Bergdorf Goodman and Valentine. In a more personal context, Henri Bendl has translated the rich allure of her imagery onto silk for a collection of signature scarves; on a larger scale, her striking, prism-like, multi-image murals have been acquired by banking institutions, corporations and private collectors worldwide.

"I never intended to stop painting," Miss Schiff has said. "I just decided to start painting with a modern tool. Working with the color copier keeps you in your culture. It’s like America. Plugged in. Electronic. Direct. Visual. Spontaneous. Immediate. It goes as fast as your brain and the result is to make a painting, not a photograph. My work is a fruition of memory and sensation, infused with the impact of the moment. As laser papers sophisticate and color copiers evolve, the future is where my work will really begin. And regardless of how hi-tech my tools become, I will still consider myself a painter- but instead of painting with oils, I’ll be painting with light."


Special Thanks to our Corporate Sponsor:    The Great Frame Up, Morton Grove, Illinois.

Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.   


All artwork available for purchase.

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