Selected Press

The Justice
‘Big Bounce’ stretches art’s boundaries

The Brandeis Hoot
Brooklyn-based artist premieres latex art at Women’s Studies Research Center 

The Justice
Talk focuses on interactions of medicine and art

BOMB Magazine 
Number 130/ Winter 2014-2015
Review of Airplane installation 

Current


Friday, October 24 - Tuesday, December 16- extended through December 23

Opening Reception | Friday, October 24, 5-8 pm

Leeza Meksin

Brooklyn-based artist Leeza Meksin will present a site-specific installation and a display of 3-dimensional paintings. Using spandex as her primary material, she explores its expressive, elastic, and mutable application to rigid architectural structures. Meksin's interest in the relationship between buildings, bodies and paintings drives her work, with the spandex acting as a membrane that willfully exposes what it might conceal.

For the outdoor component of her site-specific installation, Meksin will dress the exterior of the WSRC building in a spandex piece that stretches across our thirty-two foot tall building. Viewable from South Street and the Brandeis train station, the WSRC gets a new look and makes a bold and colorful statement.

Leeza Meksin: Big Bounce Leeza Meksin: Big Bounce, installation at the WSRC

Leeza Meksin: Big Bounce

Big bounce, installation view



Events


Friday, October 24, 5-8 pm | Opening Reception 


Wednesday, November 5, 1:30-2:30 pm | Art and Observation: A Medical Humanities Tour

Curator Susan Metrican and Brandeis Student Damiana Andonova will lead an arts-based medical humanities intervention and engage viewers in critically examining the role of art as text and of art’s peculiar way of informing the science of medical practice

Friday, November 14, 1:00-2:30 pm | FLATTENED HIERARCHIES and IN BETWEEN-NESS

A discussion between artists Leeza Meksin, Jehanne-Marie Gavarini and Sheila Pepe on feminist art practices, craft, public art, performance, otherness and fetish



All events will be held at the WSRC and are free and open to the public.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the support of Andrea Waldstein and Stephen Robert, children of Mildred Kniznick