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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Artist Talk & Reception Tonight: Gregg Fleishman

Gregg Fleishman is giving a talk during the reception for his new show in the Tahoe Gallery, titled "Cubism." Below is the info, from the press release:

Please join the Tahoe Gallery in welcoming Gregg Fleishman to the Tahoe Area:

*Reception and Artist Talk: Tomorrow! Oct. 29, 2009.

*Artist Talk: 5:15pm in rm. 320 Prim Library 3rd Floor.
*Followed by a reception with light refreshments and food.

Fleishman's work deals not only with aesthetic value, but also issues of geometry, and sustainability. This show is a great visual representation of what can happen when interdisciplinary concerns are combined. Below is a brief background on Gregg Fleishman. He has had an amazing career visible in the body of work shown on our campus.

Gregg Fleishman is an architect, designer, artist and inventor whose work is largely informed by geometry and functionality. In 1970 Fleishman earned an architectural degree at the University of Southern California that boasted a ground breaking and innovative program at the time, where he studied with Konrad Wachsmann, famous for his structures illustrated in his book The Turning Point of Building including the prefabricated house developed with Walter Gropius.

Fleishman's acclaimed innovative architectural structures express both modern and futuristic aesthetics and have been featured in articles by the Los Angeles Times (2006, 2004, 2003, 1999, 1997, 1992, 1989, 1985), the San Francisco Chronicle (2006, 2005), the New York Times (2000) and the Wall Street Journal (2006). His SCULPT C H A I R S are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Yale University Art Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Recent custom projects include designing a stage for the East Bay Arts Alliance in Oakland and hardscape design at Pacifica Community Charter School in Los Angeles. 2006 exhibitions include "SCULPT C H A I R S " at the Museo del Patrimonio Industriale sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, Italy; The "Structural Language of Gregg Fleishman" curated by Nathan Shapira at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood; and the Southern California Home Show at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Largely influenced by his early work experience in the construction industry, Fleishman's mission is to continue developing ways to make building easier.

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