IW starts new semester with digital abstraction exhibit

Iowa Wesleyan University welcomes artist David Fleming, of Fairfield, as their featured artist in the P. E. O Building Art Gallery from Jan. 29 to March 23. An artist reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 12:10 p.m. in the Art Gallery for a meet and greet with the artist.

?What interests me in digital photography is the freedom for digital abstraction, the freedom from representational qualities in art,? Fleming said. ?My work begins with what photography does best, the creation of a faithful representation of an object or place.?

Ann Klingensmith, Professor of Art and Art Gallery Director, said that Fleming brings a playful and joyful sense of exploration along with his design.

?He seems to ask, ?Where can I go with this? How will this look if I do that?? His work is a delight to look at and engage with,? Klingensmith said.

The Art Gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located at 601 N. Main St. For more information, visit