Linda Fleming’s newest works reveal her continued exploration of dynamic sculptural forms in which the interior volumes and exterior surfaces are of equal importance. Fleming’s multi-colored, powder-coated stainless steel sculptures are comprised of lace-like patterns cut into the layered planar sides of complex geometric forms. This opening up of her sculptures reveals their inner volumes while emphasizing the role of light and shadow in her work. Fleming’s sculptures are meditations on the metaphysics of geometric forms. By using different colors for her exterior and interior surfaces in combination with the web-like cutouts, Fleming creates charged optical effects that change when the sculpture is viewed from different perspectives.
On display will be seven sculptures made on a more intimate scale than the monumental works Fleming has become known for, ranging from just below three feet to five feet in height. In works such as Lightning, Cirrus, and Slant, Fleming combines radiant interior colors with softer tones on the outer surfaces of the sculptures, imparting them with a feeling of contained energy. In other works like Fire and Ice, Sundog, and Mirage, Fleming has cladded their exteriors in mirrored stainless steel, giving these works an electric charge. Also included in the exhibition will be five large-scale drawings made with pastels and colored pencils, in which Fleming has combined layers of organic patterns with sumptuous colors to create images flowing with movement.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Linda Fleming received her education at Carnegie Mellon University. Fleming is currently Professor Emeritus at California College of the Arts, where she taught sculpture for 30 years.
Linda Fleming: Figment
Exhibition Dates: November 9 – January 4, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 4pm – 6pm
Artist Talk: 4:30pm
Brian Gross Fine Art
248 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103