Opening Reception: Saturday, December 8 from 5pm to 8pm
“I often create the figure from a model, then lead it away from reality,” says Patsy Fleming. “In the model I may see a reflection of love or grief or desire, and I impose my own history on the figure. Some of the women in these paintings took shape from ideas about my ancestors. Others sprang directly from my subconscious. Robert Rauchenberg said he accepts the ‘irresistible possibilities’ of what he can’t ignore in his work and that’s what I do.
“And who is the eleventh woman? She’s the ideal, the unrealizable, both other and self, who lives only in our imagination.”
Foundry Gallery is located at 2118 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Visit the gallery online at www.foundrygallery.org or reach the gallery by phone at (202) 232-0203