Meyerovich Gallery Presents the Contemporary Paintings Of Eddi FlemingAuthor:Lindsey Shook
The intrigue of non-narrative art lies with the notion that viewers have the opportunity to be an integral part of the exhibit. When they fill in a painting’s history with their own storyline, the piece comes to life and takes on another layer of meaning. Such is the case for the paintings of contemporary artist Eddi Fleming, on view at Meyervich Gallery until February 28, 2014.
New York-based Fleming seeks inspiration from Xenia Hausner’s exuberant use of color and Paula Rego’s narratives. Her series currently on display, “The SHE…Series,” explores the emotions, strengths, and vulnerability of her female subjects. Works titled “SHE…is the Portrait of a Tiny Dancer” and “SHE…is the Performer” evoke more than just the colorful surface; they encourage viewers to create an intimate relationship with each portrait.
Take note of the intricate detail paid to the lighting and shadows of each painting – this technique adds a sensual layer to the women’s portraits, and is part of the collection’s allure. In her artist statement, Fleming notes, “Painting is my chosen way of retaining a sense of self, of place, and through the human figure as my chosen subject, I build bridges from myself to others.” Fleming hopes that the artistic attention that she gives each of her paintings facilitates interaction – not only with viewers and the paintings, but with fellow viewers as well.
Eddi Fleming’s collection will be on display through February 28. Meyerovich Gallery, 251 Post Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco. Monday – Friday: 10:30am – 6:30pm, Saturday: 10:30am – 5:30pm
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