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From left (all Dan Fischer): Francis Picabia, 2007-08; (top row) Richard Prince, 2009, and Gerhard Richter, 2012; (middle row) Andy Warhol, 2010, Georgia O’Keeffe, 2010, and Hannah Wilke, 2005; (bottom row) Thomas Demand, 2005, and Mark Rothko, 2004; and Franz Kline, 2012. Photography by Steven Probert.

9th floor: and I will wear you in my heart

10th floor: Dan Fischer: Drawings, 1999-2021

The FLAG Art Foundation

May 1 through August 13, 2021

By WM, June 2021

From the press release:  

and I will wear you in my heart of heart is an expansive group exhibition of contemporary paintings and textiles. Centering on a gesture of care, the exhibition explores how 35 artists evoke tenderness through depictions of lovers and friends, familial exchanges, and moments of solitude. Heart of heart includes recent and new works created for the exhibition that embody the cross-generational resurgence in figuration as a mode of exploring identity, cultural histories, and personal experiences. The exhibition’s title nods to line from (and spoken by) Hamlet and addresses that which we hold closest, be it a relationship, a feeling, one’s own well-being, an object, or a dream. Artists include:Derrick Adams, Gareth Cadwallader, Jordan Casteel, Will Cotton, Ann Craven, Somaya Critchlow, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Anthony Cudahy, John Currin, Cynthia Daignault, TM Davy, Peter Doig, Carroll Dunham, Louis Fratino, Jay Lynn Gomez, Jenna Gribbon, Caleb Hahne, Sally J. Han, Hilary Harkness, Reggie Burrows Hodges, Ernst Yohji Jaeger, Sanya Kantarovsky, Arghavan Khosravi, Danielle McKinney, GaHee Park, Nicolas Party,Cheryl Pope, Tajh Rust, Joan Semmel, Alessandro Teoldi, Honor Titus, Salman Toor, Anna Weyant, Lisa Yuskavage, and Billie Zangewa.

Tajh Rust, If I had a dream, 2021. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 inches © Tajh Rust. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Christopher Gardner.

Consisting of 70+ graphite-on-paper drawings, Dan Fischer: Drawings, 1999-2021 highlights Fischer’s iterative and meticulous reworking of Xeroxed images of canonical artists and artworks as a means of exploring the nature of the photographic medium, image appropriation, and mechanical reproduction. Modern and contemporary art history are Fischer’s stock-in-trade and by conflating mass-produced photographs with the trace effects of an intensely handmade production, his drawings operate between subjectivity and objectivity; they create a new situation, and therefore new or alternative meanings for extant images.  

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