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Lesbians unite! Stacy Leigh’s Paintings Question both Straight and Lesbian Love and We Cannot Get Enough.  

By Cynthia Underwood

Santa Monica, CA (The Hollywood Times) 2/7/19 – “Painting is probably not the coolest way to spend a Saturday night”’says artist Stacy Leigh. Stacy’s paintings are at once sexual and at the same time imbued with a home town feeling. The woman with the teeth that aren’t perfect is a prime example of good old America with “real” people. Who is she? Why did Stacy paint her?

I am particularly engaged with the Barbie dolls on the ground photo. I feel like Olivia Benson from Law and Order SVU has something to do with this.

Stacy’s works also clearly have a lesbian vibe especially with the No Boyz image. Is this a painting from a photo? Is this a painting from her imagination? We don’t know and that lends to the tension and the lesbian vibe.

One thing I love about Stacy is her openness to life but also that she doesn’t reveal all that she is. Is Stacy a lesbian, as her paintings suggest? Is she straight? Am I asking too much for wanting to know? I want to know for personal reasons (I’m a lesbian!!) but also because I’m wondering if her sexuality informs her paintings.