Show runs February 14th to March 8th
Rachel Fischer’s MFA thesis exhibition Plastic Nirvana, she examines the stigma of consumer culture and its relationship to the categorization of art as object. Boundaries between mass production and high art are blurred in her use of repurposed commercial materials in her sculpture, while her paintings reproduce their likenesses at larger than life scale. The paintings and sculptures presented are characterized by saturated color and a heightened focus on materiality. Often these forms recall the iconography of religious devotional paintings and ritual objects. Their symmetry and centralized imagery combined with aura like, glowing color fields create Fischer’s vision of what she terms a “new world religion” of consumerism.
LOCATION: 500 Exposition Ave. Dallas TX 500X.org
MORE: Show runs 2/14/15-3/8/15
Sherry Abbasi | Carrie Adamson-Riefler | Jasmine Anwer | Jessie Barnes | Robert Bayer | Allison Belliveau-Proulx | Ty Bishop | Preston Bradley | Susan Brents-Sheldon | Samuel Brown | Joshua Bryant | Matthew Burch | Mick Burson | Michael Centeno | Bailey Chapman | Denver Christiansen | Kathleen Coming | Stephen Duke | Cuyler Etheredge | Kim Etherington-Reid | Aaron Flynn | Danielle Georgiou | Betsey Gravatt | David Harman | Peter Hiatt | Theodore Houston | Kelly Ingleright-Telgenhoff | Scott Jenkins | Robert Jennings | Bumin Kim | Yun Jung Lee | Julie Libersat | Layla Luna | Kai Martin | Ann Mcintyre | JoElla Mendez | Tiffany Milow | Sarah Morris | David Namaksy | Trinh Nguyen | Amber O’Dell | Michelle Pennington | Madeline Potter | Sally Rabun | Matthew T Radar | Katie Reese | Heather Ross | Trae Rowland | Cynthia Saathoff | Elizabeth Sage | Caroline Sharpless | Abby Sherrill | Brandie Smith | Kyle Thompson | Laura Tietjen | Jon Vogt | Lesley Anne Walker | Megan Wood
Rachel Fischer: Plastic Nirvana
Artists: Hector Ramirez, Brenda Randall, and Fabiola Valenzuela “We do not just risk repeating history if we sweep it under the carpet, we also risk being myopic about our present. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie