Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by artist Tony Feher. Cultivating unexpected beauty in the everyday, Feher’s work engages viewers to expand their vision beyond what is in front of them to instill an object or set of objects with an expanded social and cultural context. A new series of paintings and large sculptures anchor the show.
Exhibiting paintings for the first time in over two decades, Feher’s panels offer an askew simplicity. Comprised of single coats of stain or primer on scarred plywood, the grain and composition of the panels complete the gesture. The subtle nuance of imperfection is the success of the work.
Also featured are three distinct sculptures: an installation of colored glass attached to eight chain links hanging ceiling to floor radiates jewel-toned light from a bank of windows behind; looping strands of rope with multi-colored PVC tubing create a dense, complex sequence; and flourescent yellow nylon twine tied to steel pipe at the ceiling in an inverted rainbow of near invisibility, aglow at the edge of perception.
Playing on ideas and conversations extant in Feher’s vocabulary, the sculptures encompass a wide array of definition. They are unified by Feher’s unique ability to illuminate elegance and emotion.
A twenty-year survey exhibition of Feher’s work curated by Claudia Schmuckli debuted at the Des Moines Art Center in May 2012. It will open at the Blaffer Art Museum at the Univeristy of Houston on 12 October 2012 and continues to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY. The exhibition is accompanied by a 200+ page color monograph.