Open September 28 – October 29.
Art Gym Gallery is excited to present, “Eutierria“, an exhibition of new work from artist Leslie Fitzsimmons. Please join us and the artist for an opening reception on Thursday September 28 from 6-9PM. Thank you to Ratio Beerworks for providing beer for this event!
“Eutierria, explores the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature through abstract representations of organic surfaces and occurrences in the landscape.
The combination of shapes, textures, and colors that make up this body of work results in a visually captivating experience, mirroring the richness and diversity found in nature. By tying in my own narrative and visual language, I create works that are distinctive and intended to provoke an introspective journey.
The abstract nature of my work allows for a variety of interpretations, encouraging viewers to reflect on their own connection with nature, and contemplate the intricate ties between our actions and the environment. Nature has an incredible ability to rejuvenate and inspire us. It provides solace, beauty, and a sense of interconnectedness with the world around us. Exploration of nature’s impact on the mind and soul brings to light the responsibility we all share in conservation of our natural world.”
Leslie Fitzsimmons is known for her distinctive approach to capturing nature’s essence as she explores her connection to place through her artwork. Her creative process revolves around translating her visual experience when immersed in a landscape into vibrant and intricate compositions.
Her paintings are characterized by sinuous and organic shapes that interplay with color and form. These elements are carefully balanced within her works, showing her aptitude to navigate between spontaneous impulses and deliberate reactions.
Leslie’s visual language is ever-evolving. Her work often encompasses a fusion of abstract expressionism with geometric patterns, resulting in a unique visual vocabulary. While her primary focus is on abstract paintings, Leslie’s artistic journey has led her to explore new mediums, including sculpture, wall reliefs and textiles. This expansion into three-dimensional forms and tactile pieces allows her to delve deeper into the layers and textures found in landscapes.
Leslie Fitzsimmons earned a Bachelor of Visual Art Education from the School of Arts at the University of Kansas. Her home is nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains Front Range, and she works from her studio in Denver, Colorado, USA. Furthermore, she has enriched her artistic journey through several years of artist residency at Onwards Studio and Gallery in Newcastle, Australia.