Gallery 1448 presents: Fletcher/Schwing: New Work

Previous Story

LOS SOLOS Friday, October 2 at the LOF/t

Next Story

Northernmost Southern Exposure opens October 2 at [...]

October 2 – October 18
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6-8 pm
Included in School 33 Open Studio Tour, October 17-18

Leslie Schwing and Greg Fletcher, longtime residents at Artist Housing, continue their exploration of the worlds that surround and shape us. This exhibition features a selection of their newest work. Their varied subject matter encompasses the natural world, the cultural world, the world of the mind, and the urban landscape.

Leslie Schwing brings her playful, lyrical line-work to a range of subjects and mediums. Her charming scratchboard drawings, like the ink drawings of Van Gogh, are a tour-de-force of linear pattern and texture. They may coalesce into a charming evocation of a country landscape or a light-hearted rendering of alpacas enjoying their day on a farm.

Her new “glyph-work” is part of her continuing investigation into how marks and lines develop into symbols of communication. Like mysterious cuneiform lettering or numerical systems, this enigmatic series of designs pique our curiosity about the meaning and method behind their invention.

In her new cityscapes, Leslie employs layer upon layer of color and pattern to define her response to urban space. She constructs compositions that create exuberant order out of chaos. Her vibrant depictions of Baltimore overflow with the sights, sounds and smells of the city she knows and has lived in for almost a quarter of a decade.

Greg Fletcher also exhibits his latest work in which he re-visits old subject matter with new vitality. He builds on his past deliberations of how light effects the specific mood of a landscape in his carefully considered views of the countryside around Darlington, Maryland in Harford County. In contrast to these more traditional works, he has begun a series of brightly colored abstract collages based on the dynamism found in the music of Jazz. This more spontaneous, joyful and experimental work continues and adds to his body of abstract painting and 3-dimentional compositions relating to his African heritage.

Both Greg and Leslie’s work is represented in major local and national collections. We hope you will visit the gallery to view their on-going evolution.

To view some work from the show, go to:

Related Stories
Fourteen Works of Art of MANY Excellent Choices from the CA Annual Auction

A Subjective and Personal List of Auction Artworks in Preview that I would Love to Acquire!!!

Women’s Autonomy and Safe Spaces: Erin Fostel, Lynn McCann-Yeh, and Cara Ober

In Conjunction with BmoreArt’s C+C Exhibit featuring Fostel’s charcoal drawings of women’s bedrooms, a conversation with the Co-Director of the Baltimore Abortion Fund

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: MICA Community Art & Service Program exhibition, In the Stacks performance at Peabody Library, City of Artists I closing reception at Connect + Collect, Mari Black at Manor Mill, Open Works yard sale, screening of Black Printmakers of Washington DC at Smithsonian Anacostia, and more!

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Katori Hall brings four gay Black men together for the weekend

With The Hot Wing King, Baltimore Center Stage serves up a lively spread of rapid-fire one-liners, spicy moves, and camaraderie that serves as an entree to a discussion of contemporary Black manhood through April 28