Works by Leslie Caldera @ The Coffee Cup

February 6, 2019 in Downtown Fullerton Art Walk

You are cordially invited to a special Hibbleton Gallery pop-up art show at The Coffee Cup in downtown Fullerton, featuring the artwork of Leslie Caldera in a show entitled “Homage to Fred Mason.”

The opening reception is Friday, March 1st from 6-10pm during the Downtown Fullerton Art Walk. As always, this event is FREE and open to the public. The work will be on display throughout the month of March.The Coffee Cup is located 220 N. Malden Ave in historic downtown Fullerton.

Artist Statement:

Inspired by a story I read 30 years ago about California artist Fred Mason, I decided to make a group of assemblages using only material I had found on a particular day. I viewed this as a challenge to work with found objects I would not usually choose in ways I would not otherwise consider. I go on a walk at a likely location, collect anything that catches my eye and then construct an assemblage using only that material I found on that day. The only materials I add are screws, wire, nails or glue to bind the objects, perhaps a bit of black or white paint, and usually a wood armature to support the base.

Artist Bio:

Leslie Caldera has been actively constructing assemblage art for over 47 years. A long time North Orange County resident, he has exhibited his art in numerous American cities since 1976. His work has been included in several survey exhibitions of California assemblage art, many group exhibitions, and eight solo shows. He most recently exhibited his work two years ago at the Hibbleton Gallery in Fullerton. He is a graduate of California State University Fullerton.