Meyerovich Gallery winter exhibition features contemporary figurative painter Eddi Fleming extended until February 28, 2014. In her first solo exhibition, Fleming’s The SHE . . . Series includes six mesmerizing and vibrant female portraits that demand your attention and provoke y
Inspired by Xenia Hausner’s expressive use of color and titillated by the narratives of Paula Rego, Fleming brilliantly employs color and light in her work, casting sensual shadows on her subjects as she paints their emotions, strengths, and vulnerabilities. SHE . . . is the Portrait of Tiny Dancer is an evocatively colorful portrait looking directly at the viewer with a vivid green backdrop that adds to the painting’s allure. Fleming gives her audience interpretive space, which allows the viewer to create an intimate relationship with each of the six women.
Art critic Michael McDonagh states: “SHE . . . is the Performer (2012) almost begs comparison with the full frontal albeit clothed views of women that ‘the painter of modern life’ [Edouard] Manet executed so powerfully, though the starkness of the model's nearly sculpted blue dress and the figure's overall modeling are wholly postmodern.”
Fleming attended the New York Academy of Figurative Art, New York City Art Students League, Janus Collaborative in NYC, and Lyme Academy of Fine Art; and has studied extensively under artist Steven Assael. Born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Fleming now lives and works in New York.