Smarter Today @ O’Born Contemporary

Smarter Today

Alex Fischer, Solo Exhibition
October 28 – December 4, 2010

Smarter Today offers a human view of futurist landscapes, a view that explores the ideologies and projections of society through the lens of contemporary art.

Alex Fischer composes his figures and landscapes by assembling a variety of visual and conceptual sources. Keeping in mind that ideas of the future are inevitably the fastest to change, Fischer maintains that human nature is a fallible and susceptible state.

Technological advancement and machine generations have vastly outpaced the tradition of the average human life. As a society, we have adapted to accept the pace at which vast differences and contrasts will influence our modes of being. All projections of which are unpredictable beyond our present context. Today more than ever before, we situate ourselves less as individuals and more as the product of multiple networks. While this network theory suggests a node’s relationship to other networks is more important than its own uniqueness, we find a backlash of reflection on individual circumstance and identity.

The subjects and characters of Smarter Today are reflections on the syncretism that created them. Their exterior identities have been extricated to include all of their precursors. They are heterogeneous and intermingled with their environments, yet maintain their subjectivity in the face of a post-structuralist world.

Smarter Today is Fischer’s debut solo exhibition with O’Born Contemporary.

(LEFT) The Invisible Man Returns 2010 47.88 × 32.00
(RIGHT) Cooks Cape 2010 60 × 84
Cooks Cape, 2010,
Trouble on Volcano Sundae, 2010,
Artists Retreat, 2010,
Trouble on Volcano Sundae, 2010, 16 × 14.7
Artists Retreat, 2010, 16 × 14.7
Grandfather Wreath, 2010
Three Fates, 2010, 60 × 92 in
(FAR LEFT) Bring Home the Bacon, 2010, 15 × 20 in
(LEFT) Untitled Greens, 2010, 15 × 20 in
(RIGHT) Figure Head, 2010, 57 × 55 in
Bring Home the Bacon, 2010,
Untitled Greens, 2010,
Knight (installed)
Teen Dream
Monster Mash
Good Grief
Fungus Philosopher
Knight (installed)