An Artifact Caused by a Bright Cloud
The Ice Plant & The Locker Plant (Marfa, TX)
December 10, 2011 – January 27, 2012
The Ice Plant
100 North Nevill Street
Marfa, TX 79843
The Locker Plant
Oak Street & Dean Street
Marfa, TX 79843
As part of Nothing Beside Remains, Fischer presented a multi-part project focused around the continued activation of a sculpture of a mobile glass house. Unlike some of Fischer’s previous works that focused on the renewal of salvaged materials, this piece began with a just-built sculpture, which was subsequently deconstructed. The preliminary manifestation of this ongoing process was the sculpture’s transport from New York to Marfa, orchestrated by Fischer and enacted by his collaborators: Noah Chamis, Graham Hamilton, and Dan Herschlein. En route, this sculptural environment was used to create a series of new videos and photographs that comprised Fischer’s multi-media installation at The Locker Plant. Upon arrival, the sculpture was suspended inside The Ice Plant, becoming a site of ongoing transformation: the temporary inhabitation of the work, a continual disassembly and reconfiguration into new works (as part of Fischer’s residency with The Chinati Foundation), and, ultimately, the work’s (possible) destruction in a performative act, is to become a culminating video.
Rob Fischer is a New York-based multimedia artist who reuses and reconfigures found materials and his own sculptures to create hand-made sculptural environments that study the past histories and renewed potential of his salvaged materials. Rob Fischer has had solo exhibitions at Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (2011); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis (2009); among others. Selected group exhibitions include No Man is an Island, Governor’s Island, New York (2011); Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles (2010); The Corcoran Museum, Washington D.C. (2009); Everyday Eden, Public Art Fund, New York (2008); The Station, Miami (2008); and Highpoint Editions, Plains Art Museum, Fargo (2008).