22 Feb – 24 March 2019 Potocki Paterson Level 1, 41-47 Dixon Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Each of David Le Fleming’s paintings in this series forges a new god for today’s startling new political, environmental and social landscape.
These animal, humanoid and nebulous forms rule relatable concepts and concerns with rich symbolic resonance. In the same way some artists reverse-engineer naivety, Le Fleming reverse-engineers religion, offering arresting graven images replete with presence, pathos and humour.
Le Fleming’s painting reveres the surface. Appropriating found objects from tin cans to tractors, he uses their defects and typography to illuminate the passage of time.