David Fleming

David Fleming

1005 S. Park St
Fairfield, IA 52556


BA Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 1973
MSCI MERU, Seelisberg, Switzerland 1980


One Man Shows

Loops, Stripes, and Dots Teeple Hansen Gallery, Fairfield, IA 2008
Abstract Preview ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA 2007
Recent Work Midcoast Arts Rock Island, IL 2004
Color is Life Salon Furniture and Art Gallery, Iowa City, IA 2004
Recent Work/Recent Play Shilpi Gallery, Fairfield, IA 2003
Bold Lines and Bright Colors Teeple Studio, Fairfield, IA 2002

Group Shows

Holiday Show Gallery 51 East, Fairfield, IA 2003/2004/2006
Eclectic Eye Gallery Davenport, IA 2005/2006/2007
Chait Galleries Downtown Iowa City, IA 2004
Arts Iowa City Iowa City, IA 2004
Small Works Emerald Gallery, Fairfield, IA 2003

Artist Statement

Visual elements and ideas as objects; color as color; marks as marks; lines as lines; shapes as shapes; flatness as flatness; every item in the visual inventory can become the artist's statement. Reduction, isolation, directness, simplicity. This is direction in which my work has evolved.

My heros are those who can create a compelling work of art, sometimes even a universe, with a minimum of means, and a maximum of sensibility -- Miro, Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Tuttle, Stuart Davis, Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, Keith Haring, Martin Puryear. There are so many that inspire and make the difficult look easy.

Adolph Gottlieb and Mark Rothko laid the theoretical foundations for Abstract Expressionism in 1943. They wrote: "We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth." I believe their principles can be valid for a variety of visual expression.