“Alfred Leslie: Abstraction 1951-1962” highlights Leslie’s experimentations with collage, grid compositions, and gestural and geometric abstractions from this specific time in his varied career. Marked by bold brushstrokes and occasional drips and splatters, the paintings on view exemplify the artist’s dynamic practice, alternating between carefully placed bands of color and splashes and dabs applied in a seemingly spontaneous manner. The works also offer insights into the the context in which Leslie was painting, namely, the contagious spirit that his Abstract Expressionist contemporaries were injecting into their own works. Texture and collage were also of concern for Leslie, often manifested through generous swathes of paint and swatches of paper tacked onto the surfaces. The works exemplify recurring motifs including his explosive splatters and pairs of parallel stripes, as in Arrivato Zampano (1959) and Four Panel Green—Big Green (1956).