I am quite drawn to Helena Leslie’s current exhibition at the very funky Brenda May Gallery in Danks Street.
Drawing inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s asteroids in ‘The Little Prince’, Helena has created a series of works which draw on her interest in personal histories that have been discarded and forgotten – things like photographs and printed matter; and then, tethers them to her quilts painted with watercolour.
One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
She gives me a sense of looking into someone else’s world. There is a softness, a gentleness, to her work which appeals. What do you think…?
Helena Leslie’s current exhibition, ‘Again’, runs until 15 June at Brenda May Gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 11 – 6, Saturday 10 – 6 and can be found at 2 Danks Street, Waterloo. I may just have to check it out…