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Joe Fleming
THE ESCAPE CLUB

October 12 – November 11, 2017
Opening: Thursday October 12, 6 – 9 pm

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Joe Fleming, 2017, Synch, mixed media, 34 x 39 inches

General Hardware Contemporary is please to present The Escape Club a solo exhibition of paintings by Joe Fleming.

Excerpt from exhibition text by Graham Gillmore, 2017

One of the strategies these paintings embrace is an allegiance to special illusion while simultaneously forcing the viewer to grapple with the corporeal reality of their thingness. Specifically, and to Fleming's advantage, the paintings’ substrates are often transparent, using polycarbonate as a support. You can see through the painting's layers to the wall on which they are hung. This is why one should stick to white living rooms. Their transparency gives them an ethereal quality, butting heads with the often brutal, even violent, gestural moments. Surfaces are scarred by what appears to be an out of control router. These marks create grooves into which viscous paint flows - another technique to encourage unexpected results.

Joe Fleming has exhibited internationally for over 18 years with solo exhibitions in Singapore, Toronto, Calgary and New York City. He has lectured at universities in Canada, the United States and South East Asia since 1993. His paintings are included in many public and private collections such as: BMO Financial Group, Trimark Mutual Funds, Honeywell Bull, Prince Waterhouse Coopers (Malaysia), HSBC Bank, A.T. Tolley Collection, Australian High Commission, Canadian High Commission (Kuala Lumpur), the Art Gallery of Edmonton, the Museum of Civilization (Hull, Quebec) and the Holocaust Museum (LA). Fleming has exhibited in several international art fairs: Art Stage (Singapore), FIAC (Paris), Arte Cologne (Germany), Scope (New York and Miami), Papier (Montreal) and TIAF (Toronto). He has received recognition for his work in Carte Blanche 2: Painting – a survey of new Canadian painting (The Magenta Foundation), 60 Painters in Canada, The Artist’s Studio (by Joseph Hartman), Imago Mundi, Design Lines Magazine, Azure Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Now Magazine, CBC, Chelsea Now and The Wall Street Journal Magazine. Joe Fleming lives and works in Toronto, Canada.


GENERAL HARDWARE CONTEMPORARY
1520 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON Canada M6R 1A4
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm
416-821-3060
info@generalhardware.ca

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