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January 4, 2017
Leslie Fry. Swell. Stained reinforced concrete. 60” x 22” x 20”
Ode to Concrete

As a sculptor who likes using her hands to model organic forms and usually doesn’t have the budget for bronze casting, I find concrete the best choice for making large outdoor sculptures. I don’t love the dust, the backaches or the weight, but I love what it can do. Concrete is not generally considered a dignified […]

June 20, 2016
The hills are alive with drapery

My new works on paper and wood depict buildings and landscapes that are alive with transformation. A landscape’s furrowed hills become drapery. Houses lift and float into other worlds of consciousness. Faces blossom from intertwined flowers. Architecture and drapery merge. Created in May during a residency at Marble House Project in Dorset, Vermont, these small […]

May 17, 2016
Leslie Fry. Detail of Totter and Family Tree sculptures.
Supports supporting each other

Happily reporting the completion of three sizable sculptures and three smaller ones (see photos below). Aside from feeling the satisfaction of COMPLETION, they evoke in me a smile – rather than my usual critical analysis of where to go next, and how to do better. The joined components of Family Tree, Totter, and Kick are cast […]

March 13, 2016
Revisiting Henry Moore and Pompeii

If you love sculpture with mass, form, volume and alive surfaces, consider making a pilgrimage to the Henry Moore room in Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario. The intense physicality of Moore’s original plasters has stayed with me since my first visit in the early 80s. I love knowing that Moore helped design this space and […]

December 16, 2015
Leslie Fry. Miami Beach during art fair week, Dec. 1-6, 2015.
Post-Miami

High energy and high spirits reigned over the rainy week in Miami. My wall sculptures hung in good company salon-style at Fridge on Miami Beach. The bronze Colossal AcornHead occupied a special niche at the expansive X-Contemporary fair in the Wynwood Art District. X-Contemporary was cool, featuring exhibitions of 60s paintings by Grace Hartigan, Keith […]