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Summer of the Swanicorn
A collection of works showcasing a previously unknown creature, Summer of the Swanicorn depicts variations of a species that is part swan, part unicorn, and part unexpected -- like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are identical. Now facing extinction, Fleres chronicles the elusive Swanicorn as it comes out of hiding from regions throughout the world to seek protection from human beings.
Featuring new paintings, a large-scale wall mosaic, and a preview of the landmark mural that he will create in this summer, Public Trust explores the themes which define his work. His cityscapes express simultaneity and multiplicity, while his urban vignettes make up larger compositions which touch on diverse, inter-connected influences, including city life, lettering, ethnicity, music, and abstraction.
Paramount among the influences for Public Trust is the 24,000-square-foot outdoor mural project that Barneclo has been conceptualizing over the last 3 years. The Systems Mural Project, located at 7th and King Streets in the SOMA district, is an idea he came up with while riding his bike past the huge blank wall on Caltrain property. He raised the funds necessary to produce it through donations from businesses and private individuals.