L E A N N A  H I C K S

Leanna Hicks, a 2012 graduate of the Memphis College of Art, works with exuberance and brightness in her small acrylic-on-canvas panel paintings. Concentrating more on the human than the natural element and using a slash-and-burn brushstroke technique, Hicks turns what look like riotous occasions and boisterous relationships into flaring poster-like events. –Fredric Koeppel