"Finding Form in the Invisible" by Saundra Fleming, Exhibition Opening
Artist Saundra Fleming‘s work echoes her profound orientation around a philosophy of Absurdism. Thinkers such as Kafka and Camus embraced Absurdism in their struggle to make sense of death and evil in the world. As convincing as these two thinkers are in affirming this philosophy, Fleming’s own work will always reflect a powerful instinct for transcendence.
Some of the pieces in "Finding Form in the Invisible" are visual descriptions, in paint, of her own personal epiphanies over the span of her life—uncanny experiences from age five to her current age of sixty three. Each piece contains the metaphysical substrate of matter, and of energy—a relationship of the two in Fleming’s intuition. This is the first work in ages that is calling her to slow down, to paint night after night toward an approximation of what exists and does not exist at the same time. In her words, “this work is frankly absurd and 100% necessary to move on with my philosophy of living”.
"Finding Form in the Invisible" will be on display at Gallery 110 from July 6 – 29, 2023. Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday from 12pm – 5pm and by appointment. Please join us for the First Thursday Art Walk on July 6 from 4-8pm.