Beyond The Fall @ O’Born Contemporary

Straw Man, 2012, 96 × 180 inch matte gicleé

Beyond The Fall
Alex Fischer, Solo Exhibition, O’Born Contemporary
February 4 – March 10, 2012

Artists must take responsibility for representing the time in which they live.

The images of Beyond The Fall come from what has become the predominant first-world interface: The personal computer and internet capable device is now the primary filter by which broad swaths of people interact and know themselves. These technologies have the ability to snake our attentions, beliefs and desires, influencing cognition and our experience of the world.

In order to represent these paradigm shifts, Alex Fischer reifies the low-culture of individualistic habits and persuasions to be in dialogue with the ripe philosophy of high art. His chosen medium of digital collage perfectly compliments his artistic process, by which he paints together images from a collection of digital sources. Each piece concedes to multiple interpretations due to Fischer’s choice to obscure the visual space of the image into near abstraction. The narratives encompass characters, scenes, and symbols with all of their ambiguity, insight, and metaphysical baggage on display. The content originates from their adaptations to and the impact of this current age.

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Straw Man, cell pattern, Beyond The Fall, Purple Jesus install
Purple Jesus, bow, Supercollider, Greens install
Supercollider, 48 × 48 inch light jet on Fuji Crystal Archive Flex, Dibond
Purple Jesus, bow installed
bow, 2012, 15 1/2 × 23 5/8 light jet on Kodak Endura Metallic, Dibond, Framed
Purple Jesus, 2011, 3048 × 3145 pixels
Purple Jesus, 2011, 13 1/8 × 12 3/4  giclée on Epson Enhanced Matte, Black Gator, Framed
Myrrha, 2011, 9 7/8 × 7 1/2 inch giclée on Epson Enhanced Matte, Black Gator, Framed
Artists Image, 2011, 11 3/4 × 8 5/8  inch giclée on Epson Enhanced Matte, White Gator, Framed
Myrrha, 2011, 1725 × 2277 pixels
Artists Image, 2011, 2080 × 2835 pixels
bluenose, Parrots, Myrrha, Artists Image
Parrots, 2011, 60 × 84 inch giclée on Epson Enhanced Matte, White Gator, Framed
bluenose, 2011, 15 × 11 inch light jet on Fuji Crystal Archive Flex on Dibond, Framed
The Infant and The Garden Hose, 2011, 15300 × 15300 pixels
Beyond The Fall, 2011, 43 × 64 inch light jet on Fuji Crystal Archive Flex on Dibond, Framed
The Infant and The Garden Hose, 2011, 47 × 47 inch light jet on Fuji Crystal Archive Flex 255gsm, Plexi
Beyond The Fall, 2011, 14720 × 9907 pixels
Aurora, installed
Aurora, 2011, 12 × 12.6 inch light jet on Fuji Crystal Archive Flex on Dibond, Framed
Aurora, 2011, 4410 × 4200 pixels