Dean Fleming "Duality" - Press Release
UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION DEAN FLEMING Duality Opening Artist Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm On View through November 10, 2017 Dean Fleming, founding member of the Park Place Gallery, has first solo exhibition with David Richard Gallery and his first show in New York since 2001 that explores the dual aesthetic and formal aspects of his paintings David Richard Gallery, LLC Harlem Venue - 211 East 121st Street | New York, NY 10035 | P: (212) 882-1705 www.DavidRichardGallery.com
Dean Fleming, 65 Black, 1965, Acrylic on canvas, 34" x 34" Copyright © Dean Fleming, Courtesy David Richard Gallery
David Richard Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Dean Fleming and present his first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in New York since 2001. This presentation, Duality, is a survey of paintings by Fleming – founding member of the important New York-based artist collective in the 1960s, Park Place Gallery – that includes selections from the 1960s and 70s as well as recent works. The paintings from the 1960s are from the Park Place years, reflecting Fleming’s interest in hard edge geometric painting with extreme angles and trippy effects as well as kaleidoscopic patterns. The 1970s paintings are more gestural and painterly, exploring color and various methods of staining and applying paint to canvas. The canvases are mostly unprimed and compositions range from minimal, loose and geometric to calligraphic with palettes ranging from black and white to very dense, multilayered abstractions with lush fluid movement of pigment. After his segue through figurative abstraction in the 80s and 90s, Fleming made a return to geometric abstraction in the 2000’s with an emphasis on dynamic compositions and bold color palettes that explore space and the illusion of objects in front of or passing through another. Duality will be presented October 14 through November 10, 2017 with an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at David Richard Gallery’s newest venue in Harlem located at 211 East 121st Street, New York, NY 10035, P: (212) 882-1705. A digital catalogue will be available online.