October 22 - November 20, 2021

Opening Reception: Friday, October 22, 6-9pm

The Java Project Presents: “Back Burner” by Leonard Reibstein 
“While painting in response to the political upheavals of the last 3 years, I also made drawings for fun.  These directly reflected my aesthetic passions: Northern renaissance hellscapes, Japanese Shunga, Black Metal culture, and 1950s New York School painting.  During Covid l couldn’t use my studio and my drawing became primary. I began to ask myself if the erotica I was creating was an escape from our turbulent moment or a reflection of it. The erotic is where I go to embrace contradictions, so in retrospect, both.”


Leonard Reibstein earned his bachelor’s degree from Bard, his post baccalaureate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his MFA from Hunter College.  He has had numerous shows in Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as participating in the Scope and Spring Break art fairs.  He is currently at work on multiple curatorial  projects and both writing and drawing a graphic novel.  He lives and works in New York City.  

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