Opening Reception: Friday, April 8 from 6pm to 8pm
Recent Work features fresh artworks by Dean Fisher, whose paintings reveal some facets of the extraordinary richness, mystery and beauty that surrounds us and which continuously brings him back to the easel. His paintings, figurative and still life, weave in and out of reality, vaporous representations of their subject matter. His works simultaneously represent and fracture reality, with unique perspectives that are intriguing to the viewer. Dean is inspired by his favorite quote from the great artist Giorgio Morandi that “Nothing is more abstract than reality.”
My paintings are a response to the physical and sensual world that surrounds me, i.e., light, form, texture, air, and color. I attempt to organize my visual perceptions of these qualities into a cohesive and compelling arrangement that hopefully reflects my excitement for transforming into paint the richness of everyday, ordinary objects. I would never want to conceal from the viewer that my paintings are handmade and are essentially blobs, patches, and strokes of paint, which, when combined, coalesce and convey an illusion of the forms represented. I would like the painting to appear as if it were in the midst of being painted, while it is being viewed, thus inviting the viewer to participate in the act of painting while simultaneously allowing their mind’s eye to complete the image. Ideally, I’m hopeful that my paintings will reveal some facets of the extraordinary richness, mystery, and beauty that surrounds us and that which continuously brings me back to the easel.
Dean Fisher has been a painter and draughtsman for over thirty years. He has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. in prominent galleries such as Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY; The Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY; Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY; and Prographica Gallery in Seattle, WA. In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Dean spent eight years in Spain, France, and England painting and copying the masters in major European museums as a form of study. Dean’s paintings and drawings can be found in many private and corporate collections throughout North America and Europe. Dean and his artist wife, Josephine Robinson, live in Milford, Connecticut.
- Tuesday through Saturday: 10-6
- Sunday and Monday by appointment