HVCCA is pleased to present this exciting selection of the artist R.M. Fischer's work from the past five years.
Breaking with the functionalism of his earlier industrial assemblages and public sculpture, R. M. Fischer's new combinations of hard and soft forms turn utilitarian character on its head with the artist's additions of baroque
fetish-like figures. These new amalgamations of soft organic shapes are crafted out of colorful vinyl, felt, and upholstery; sewn together with thread and stuffed into large appendages. These appendages are fastened to
Fischer’s familiar, machine-like constructions, crafted out of steel, aluminum and brass. The artist’s imagery evokes the work of Claes Oldenburg and Yayoi Kusama in its playfulness, anthropomorphic quality and underlying sexuality.
For the past twenty-five years, Fischer has been blurring the lines between art, architecture and design. Fischer is acclaimed for his monumental sitespecific public art commissions. The public sculptures, "Rector Gate" and
"Battery Tunnel Clock" can be seen in lower Manhattan. Fischer has had over 30 solo exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. In 1984 the artist’s work was featured in an exhibition at the Whitney Museum.
Fischer’s work is included numerous public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Whitney Museum.
The exhibition will be on view June 24th - July 29th.