KHFA exhibition archives

Family Portraits

Leigh Anne Lester
February 18-March 24, 2012
Opening reception Saturday, February 18, 6:30-8:30 pm
Noted Space
Artist will be in attendance

Leigh Anne Lester's Family Portraits will be exhibited in our Noted Space. Lester was born in Louisiana, but has been living in San Antonio for a number of years. She won the prestigious Hunting Prize in 2011. Her work examines a new facet of family portraiture associated with the advancement of genetic testing. By referencing family portraits these pieces investigate the idea of living with a disease and the inheritance of the disease.

Leigh Anne Lester received her BFA in painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Solo exhibitions include the MacNay Museum in San Antonio.

Coronary Heart Disease Is the Color of "Ripe Tangelo," 4" x 3", interior household paint matched to damaged part of organ, 2001