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September 4 - October 24, 2015

at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art 2004 Baltimore Avenue Kansas City, MO 64111 816.221.2626 www.sherryleedy.com


Landscapes, Figures, Flowers Jeff Aeling, well known for his paintings of the American landscape, has always painted figures, but has rarely shown them. In his current exhibition, Landscapes, Figures, Flowers, Aeling, for the first time, combines his landscapes with paintings of the figure and still life. Low and wide, Aeling’s landscapes capture the power of nature, the beauty of light, and the vastness of our country. Informed by observation and influenced by photography, Aeling’s landscapes show us the wide open spaces that mirror our national identity. His landscapes capture the essence of place and hold onto a specific moment in time. This masterful and sensitive attention to observation extends to each of Aeling’s subjects. Historically, the female figure and flowers have been viewed as symbolic of female sexuality and this remains true of Aeling’s paintings. Yet, his portrayal of the nude feels of-our-time, with each figure confidently meeting the viewer’s gaze. With self-assured, often awkward, body language each figure’s pose, evokes contemporary angst and confronts the double standard female sexuality continues to incite within our society today. Aeling’s paintings are held in numerous museum and corporate collections including The Beach Museum, Manhattan, Kansas; The Denver Art Museum, Colorado; The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri; The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art and Sprint World Headquarters, Overland Park, Kansas; Exeter Oil Corporation, Denver, Colorado; and DST Systems, Kansas City. Missouri.


Mississippi Near Alton Oil on Panel 48” x 72”

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Mississippi Above Grafton Oil on Panel 48” x 72”


Thunderstorm Near Salina Oil on Panel 8” x 10”

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South of Pueblo, CO Oil on Panel 8” x 10”


Sunset Near Alton Oil on Panel 34” x 48”

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Near Junction City, KS Oil on Panel 11” x 14”


Trees Near Alton Oil on Panel 10” x 8”

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Thunderstorm Near Parker, CO Oil on Panel 34” x 48”


Eleven Mile River Oil on Panel 72” x 48”

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Crab Apple Oil on Panel 34” x 48”

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Forsythia Oil on Panel 34” x 48”


Thunderstorm South of Denver Oil on Panel 34” x 96”

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Coreopsis II Oil on Panel 19” x 13”

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Shawny Norris Oil on Panel 36” x 60”


Nikki II Oil on Panel 10” x 8”

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Sylvia Oil on Panel 10” x 8”


Nikki Pulley Bust Oil on Panel 24” x 16”

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Lisianthus Oil on Panel 11” x 14”


Nikki Oil on Panel 10” x 8”

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Renae Oil on Panel 10” x 8”


Renae Parker Oil on Panel 48” x 36”

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Tuberose Oil on Panel 11” x 16”


Coreopsis I Oil on Panel 8” x 12”

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Nikki Pulley Full Oil on Panel 36” x 24”


Jeff Aeling  

Landscapes, Figures, Flowers

Jeff Aeling  

Landscapes, Figures, Flowers