10/16/18 – Stremmel Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by painter Linda Christensen and sculptor Linda Fleming, on view from November 15 through December 29, 2018. The exhibition marks the first showings for both artists at Stremmel Gallery. The artists’ reception will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 15. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Inspired by famous Bay Area Figurative Movement forefather David Park, Linda Christensen abstractly paints figures involved in familiar daily tasks. Christensen feels that it is within the mundane that the mind can wander. She paints the emotions that come with being softly tethered to one’s core, allowing the feelings of the subject to guide her. Hot and cool hues are layered in oil impasto and transparent passages – often using the palette knife, oil pastel and sometimes graphite stick. A graduate with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz, Christensen is featured in several prominent collections, including the Crocker Museum (Sacramento, CA), Nordstrom, and that of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Primarily a sculptor, Linda Fleming’s works create places of shadow and light. She is best known for her large-scale outdoor pieces, which draw from the desert and mountain environments surrounding her three studios (located in the Bay Area, Nevada’s desert, and southern Colorado’s Huerfano Valley). Fleming’s multicolored powder-coated steel sculptures are comprised of a lacework of flowing linear patterns cut into the steel. This patterning reveals the dynamic inner spaces of the forms and creates a heightened sense of light and shadow within and around the works. She combines layers of color with the latticework cutouts to create optical effects in the viewer’s eye that change as the sculpture is viewed from different vantage points. Fleming’s work is represented in multiple public and private collections throughout the United States, including the Oakland Museum of California, Stanford University, Michigan State University, and the Nevada Museum of Art (Reno, NV).
For more information, or to schedule a private viewing, please call Stremmel Gallery at 775-786-0558. For a preview of works included in this exhibit, please visit www.stremmelgallery.com. High-resolution images of paintings by Linda Christensen and sculptures by Linda Fleming are available upon request. Stremmel Gallery is located at 1400 South Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada with gallery hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.