David Fleming Retrospective: Then & Now

Thursday, July 14 – Saturday, August 27, 2022

Reception: August 5th, First Friday, 6-8pm

David Fleming is a painter of many styles and techniques. He explores and expands on earlier American and European painting, while making these traditions “his own.

“I am a painter of many styles and techniques. I explore and expand on earlier American painting, particularly the Ashcan School, and earlier European painting, such as the Post-Impressionists and the Fauves. The San Francisco School, including Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, as well as contemporary painters, such as Adrian Ghenie, Christopher Brown, and Henry Taylor, have also been highly influential. I am proud to stand on the shoulders of the greats, while making what I’ve learned from them “my own.” This retrospective of my oil and acrylic paintings covers about three decades. Lately, I’ve been attempting to become “innocent” in my work, shedding more traditional ways of doing art.”

Join us at the gallery for an Artist Talk on August 20th.

After graduating from San Jose State, David Fleming was a car stylist for Ford in Detroit, and for Porsche in Germany. Fleming also designed at Lockheed before returning to San Jose State to study painting and to teach art and design. Fleming has won many awards.

David Fleming participates in Santa Cruz County Open Studios. He has shown his work at Cabrillo and Monterey Pacific Colleges, Pacific Grove Art Center, Santa Cruz County Government Building, Santa Cruz Art League, and Smith Gallery at UCSC, Pajaro Valley Arts; Blitzer, Radius, and Triton Galleries; Museum of Art and History, and other locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“Autumnal Vase” by David Fleming, oil, 48″ high x 36″ wide, 2022


“Color Wheels #3″ by David Fleming, oil, 30″ high x 40” wide, 2022