The lacelike structure of my sculptures allows the viewer to see the outside, the inside, and through the work at the surrounding world simultaneously while multiple colors mix in the eye. This reflects the complexity of how we interpret the perceived world.
"I build structures that attempt to coax the intangible into physical form. They grow from my conception of the shape of a thought or a diagram of how the air flows across the land. I work to create places that are as much air as material: places of shadows and light where the viewer becomes a participant and can sometimes enter the sculptures. The intangibility of flowing gaseous materials, the shape that a sound might take, or a diagram of the wind are starting points made physical in these constructions. These sturdy structures manifest ephemerality with durable materials that will not easily disintegrate as much of the work of women has throughout history."
Linda Fleming’s works have been exhibited widely in public spaces, galleries, and museums nationally and internationally. Recent installations and commission include the Oakland Museum of California, The University of Santa Clara, Michigan State University, International Quilt Study Center (Lincoln, Nebraska); the Berkeley Art Museum; Stanford University; and Nevada Art Museum in Reno. Fleming's work has been reviewed in numerous periodicals including: Art in America, Sculpture magazine, and the New York Times and is in collections in Shanghai, China; Moscow, Russia; the American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq; Seoul, Korea; London, UK and Sydney Australia as well as throughout the US. She is one of the founders of Libre, a community of artists in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where she maintains a studio. She lives and works in Benicia, California, Wall Spring Nevada, and the Rocky Mountains of Southern Colorado. Fleming is Professor Emerita at California College of the Arts and received the Outstanding Educator of 2016 Award from the International Sculpture Center.
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The actual experience of sculpture is primary to my work. I want you to be surprised by the change in form of the work as you travel around the sculpture. You can feel the energy of a curve, the tug of gravity and the tension of the moment between balance and toppling.
"For this exhibition I have chosen a selection of studies, models and maquettes. The studies are made to understand the complexities of the fabrication. Models are made to show the proposed sculptures’ form and proportion generally for in public presentation. Maquettes are aspirational. They are small sculptures which should be made large. Maquettes hold an idea until it can be finished at real scale. Sometimes the role of these pieces can change. Unfolding Thought study was made to understand how to fabricate the sculpture Unfolding now in Farmington Connecticut. The study is of the top third of the sculpture. Now this study has become a maquette. We will begin building a sculpture that is like the piece here in the gallery 7’ tall. Whether used to learn about the structure or show potential patrons what a sculpture will be these small pieces are an indispensable part of sculpture making."
Roger Berry has lived his life in Northern California. He began his serious work while living in San Francisco. It was there he made his first monumental sculptures including “Duplex Cone” in San Leandro and “Darwin” at the Oliver Ranch Collection in Geyserville, CA. Since 1988 Roger has lived and worked on his ranch in Clarksburg, CA. In the years since arriving at the ranch Roger has created over 30 major works including “Zeno” at Santa Clara University. Roger is an active wine grape grower farming the 20-acre ranch with a small work force. He grows Merlot and Petite Syrah for his neighbors the Bogle Family Winery.
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