March 4–April 29, 2017
Reception for the artist: Saturday, March 4, 4–6pm
Artist talk: 4:30pm
Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce Aerious, an exhibition of new sculptures and drawings by acclaimed Bay Area sculptor Linda Fleming, opening Saturday, March 4, with a reception for the artist from 4–6pm. Aerious will include three monumental free-standing sculptures, multi-dimensional wall reliefs, large-scale drawings, and a selection of maquettes for full scale works. Aerious will be on view through April 29, 2017.
In her newest body of work, Linda Fleming has continued her exploration of sculptural forms that simultaneously define an interior space and an exterior topography. Fleming’s multicolored powder-coated steel sculptures are comprised of a lacework of flowing linear patterns cut into the steel. This patterning reveals the dynamic inner spaces of the forms and creates a heightened sense of light and shadow within and around the works. Fleming’s sculptures are meditations on the metaphysics of geometric forms. In them, she combines layers of color with the latticework cutouts to create optical effects in the viewer’s eye that change as the sculpture is viewed from different vantage points.
On view will be Dusk, Apogee, and First Light, all recent monumental works whose complex geometries and architectures allow them to defy the weight of their materials. Also on display will be Fleming’s polychrome dimensional wall reliefs, which continue her exploration of color and shadow through precisely spaced layered panels that project off the wall to activate the space around them, and one of her signature chrome-plated wall reliefs.
Additional works in the exhibition include a set of pastel drawings and a group of three maquettes for full-scale works, which Fleming has editioned for the first time. Made of laser cut plywood, the maquettes invite the viewer into the artist’s process for creating her large-scale free-standing sculptures.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Linda Fleming received her education at Carnegie Mellon University and is currently a professor of sculpture and graduate studies at California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States. In 2007, she had a mid-career retrospective, titled Refugium, at The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. In May 2016, Linda Fleming unveiled Glimmer, a monumental sculpture commissioned by the Oakland Museum of California. The following November, Fleming received the International Sculpture Center’s 2016 Outstanding Educator Award and California College of the Arts mounted Linda Fleming: Tangible Mind at the Oliver Art Center.
Linda Fleming’s work is represented in major public and private collections throughout the United States, including the Oakland Museum of California; Berkeley Art Museum; Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University; Nevada Museum of Art, NV; Albuquerque Art Museum; Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO; Oats Park Arts Center, Fallon, NV; Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA; Runnymede Sculpture Farm, Woodside, CA; Sheldon Museum of Art, Univeristy of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; and Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO, among others. Aerious is Linda Fleming’s sixth exhibition with Brian Gross Fine Art.