Bruno David is pleased to present La Leçon d'Anatomie, Leslie Laskey’s twelfth solo exhibition with the gallery. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish a catalogue of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography.
Born in Michigan in 1921, Laskey served in a combat unit in Europe and was among the troops that landed on Omaha Beach, early on D-Day, 1944. He studied at Indiana University and at the Institute of Design in Chicago (now the Illinois Institute of Technology) with founder and American Bauhaus pioneer Lászlò Moholy-Nagy. Currently, he divides his time between St. Louis and Manistee, Michigan and is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
In the New Media Room, the gallery presents a documentary by West-Coastbased filmmakers, David Wild and Lulu Gargiulo, on the life and work of Leslie Laskey, "Forty-Seven Views of Leslie Laskey". Shot over an eleven-year period, "Forty-Seven Views of Leslie Laskey" is a chronicle of the artist, poet and legendary teacher, Leslie J. Laskey.