OTTUMWA-Fairfield artist David Fleming will present a one-artist exhibition entitled “Altered Images – Photographs by David Fleming,” in the Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery. The exhibition will open with a public reception on Monday, Feb. 27, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. There will be refreshments available and Fleming will be present to answer questions.
David Fleming says this about his photography, “Transformation into abstraction is what interests me. Changing and simplifying any number of design elements — color, line, value, etc. — can result in an image that appears more like a painting than a photograph. My process is an application of Jasper Johns’ recipe: ‘Take something. Do something to it. Do something else to it.’”
“I enjoyed art history classes in college in the early 1970’s,” Fleming said, “but it was only years later, when I moved to Fairfield in 2000, that I began painting and also working with clay. Photography came along about five years ago.”
“Altered Images” will be on view until Thursday, Mar. 29. The Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery is located in the IHCC Ottumwa campus library. The gallery is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays.