|Shawangunk Journal, (2013, May 9) p. 10
Recently on display . . ., Joan Lesikin’s Bodyscape paintings catch the eye with their brilliant color, their stripes of yellow, pinks, orange and green . . . but these are no popsicles for immediate gratification. Once captured, the eye Lesikin paints for sees the landscape below the bright surface and questions arise. Because the artist is on a serious hunt for the ground we walk on. She drapes it in gorgeous colors, like the hills in fall . . . only in cloth not leaves.”
“Hinting At The Mysteries Beneath: Joan Lesikin of Cragsmoor Finds Her Oeuvre”
|Woodstock Times (2009, June 25) p. 26
Joan Lesikin’s paintings . . . , Bodyscapes, seem solidly representational at first glance. They depict colorful swaths of cloth in mounded shapes fronting cloud-filled or subtly neutral backgrounds. They are reminiscent of the mountains we make of our legs under bedclothes, a mix of fantasy and real life beauties.
|Wallkill Valley Times (2005, March 30) p. 12
. . . This exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper reflects the artist’s sensual, textured and beautifully considered subject matter. Influenced by the works of the artists Duchamp, Magritte and Man Ray, she combines figurative and landscape forms while focusing on color relationships. Lesikin has mastered many media, and has developed a visceral, tactile and emotional—yet intellectual—imagery.