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Artist Linda Fleming Prepares for Sculpture Installation


June 20, 2008 — Artist Linda Fleming's large-scale, laser-cut steel sculpture will be the next addition to "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational."

Fleming will begin installation of "Refugium," the centerpiece of her most recent New York exhibition, Thursday, June 26, in the plaza on the west side of the University of Wyoming Classroom Building. She says "Refugium" beckons the viewer to enter, sit and contemplate.

"My works hint at the co-existence of the mundane and the cosmological to create a place where two realities simultaneously exist," Fleming says. "The structures are diagrams of thought that provide a glimpse of the strangeness beyond the world to which we cling, opening a place where thought becomes tangible, history leaves a trace and information exhales form."

A teacher at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Fleming has a rich national exhibition history, including recent solo exhibits at Lemmons Contemporary in New York, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and Brian Gross Fine Art in California and Linda Durham Contemporary in New Mexico.

Also, Fleming has earned awards from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Inc., the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Sculptures in "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational" will be placed or created on location through July. The exhibition will be on view from Aug. 1 through July 31, 2009.

"The exhibition will offer extraordinary educational opportunities for students of all ages to learn about the artists, their creative process, and the behind-the-scenes view of just how these large-scale works are created and placed," says Susan Moldenhauer, the art museum's director and chief curator.

For more information on "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational," go to the Web site at www.uwartmuseum.blogspot.com.

Bringing the world of art to Wyoming, the UW Art Museum is located in the Centennial Complex at 22nd and Willett Drive in Laramie. The museum and store are open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

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Linda Fleming's large-scale, laser-cut steel structure, "Refugium," will be the next addition to "Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational."

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