Chicago based artist Leslie Baum is currently exhibiting new oil paintings and watercolors in a solo show titled “The Space Between”. This is the second solo exhibition for Baum with the Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery in Chicago. Baum’s work references modernist artists like Helen Frankenthaler with thin oil washes while exploring ideas of the confinement of nature through zoos. The artist received her BA from the University of Vermont (1993) and studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1992). Baum also exhibited with the Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago and the exhibition had a review in Art in America (Jan 2003).