ORIGINAL MYTH – Wellington

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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.

ORIGINAL MYTH – SERIES 1
22 Feb – 24 March 2019
Potocki Paterson
Level 1, 41-47 Dixon Street, Wellington, New Zealand

 

Witch’s Hammer – God of Entropy
oil on tractor bonnet (assemblage also includes faux hair, plasticine, garden hose and drift wood)

 

Little Hand – The Inverse Principality
oil on tin can
102 x 156mm

 

Three Step Perpendicular
oil, enamel and sand on canvas
490 x 606mm

 

Supernova Sam – Lord of Mass
oil on metal panels (diptych)
1200 x 1170mm

 

Plasma Worm – God of Soil
1035 x 1035 x 280mm
oil on fiberglass air duct (plus internal tech, including lights and speaker system)

 

The Purple Lodge – Margaret is Pleased
oil on stretched velvet
1520 x 1520mm

 

Cupids on Badgers – God of Folk
oil on accordion case
450 x 490 x 240mm

 

Crepuscular Sect
oil on tin can
210 x 175 x 250mm

 

Seven Fields Remain Behind
oil on tin can
260 x 210 x 80mm

 

Ship inside this house you’ve made
oil on tin can
145 x 100 x 35mm

 

Night Parrot – The Pocket Tickler
oil on fiberglass panel
600 x 1220mm

 

Morning Brass
oil on found metal decorative plate
430 x 430mm

 

The Kraken
oil on canvas
600 x 700mm

 

Malaga – Lord of the Omnipresent
oil on wooden box
152 x 230 x 75mm

 

Dopler
oil on underside of chair
370 x 365mm

 

Ion Compliant
oil on tin can
135 x 200 x 77mm

 

Moon Dock – God of Satellites
oil on wooden box
125 x 90 x 60mm

 

Blood Hare
oil on wooden box
100 x 120 x 65mm