Linda Fleming, Crackle, powder-coated steel, 2013
Visiting Artists and Critics Series: Linda Fleming
September 6, 2018 | 5:00 PM
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
If you're at the opening for Linda Fleming's solo exhibition Confluence, don't miss out on the chance to get an in-depth look at her work—the artist will kick off the evening with a Visual Artists and Critics Series talk in the nearby Chapman Foundations Recital Hall from 5-6 pm.
Linda Fleming is an artist whose work makes physical such impermanent elements as wind, air, light and shadow. Confluence will feature works in steel, wood, rubber, felt, and paper, and includes two monumental scale public works at the Ent Center for the Arts. Fleming is best known for her large-scale outdoor sculptures that draw from the desert and mountain environments surrounding her three studios in the Bay Area, Nevada's desert and Southern Colorado's Huerfano Valley. She is a founding member of the artists' community Libre in Gardner, Colorado, where she maintains a studio that she single-handedly built.
Fleming's works have been exhibited widely in public spaces, galleries, and museums in New York, Chicago, Miami, Santa Fe, the Bay Area and beyond. Recent installations and commission: the International Quilt Study Center (Lincoln, Nebraska); the Berkeley Art Museum; Oakland Museum of California; Stanford Museum of Art; and Nevada Art Museum. Fleming has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Art Matters, and the Athena Foundation. She studied at Carnegie Mellon University. She was awarded CCA's Distinguished Faculty award and recently retired after 30 years as chair of the sculpture program.
The UCCS Visiting Artists and Critics Series fosters understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through dialogue and critical conversations. Artists and scholars of national significance are invited to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus to present public lectures and meet with UCCS undergraduate students in classes and workshop settings. The Visiting Artists and Critics Series is a collaborative program of the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), UCCS Visual Arts and Art History (VAPA).
Made possible with generous support from the CU President's Fund for the Humanities, Colorado Creative Industries, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Endowment
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