Paris London Hong Kong is excited to present a solo presentation of new works by Matthew Fischer. Fischer’s work considers prehistoric mythology of animal-human hybrids rooted in devotional and functional forms. These illuminated containers each have a small slot or mouth that makes a demand. Using cold-working methods and the medieval technique of working with stained glass, these devotional creatures make a metaphorical demand of coin and a metaphorical devotion of consumption through purchase. Standing like Neolithic standing stones and materially connected to Catholic stained glass windows, Fischer considers the source of power and critique from a post-religious queer perspective.
Matthew Fischer lives and works in New York City. He earned an MFA from Columbia University and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. He has exhibited his work in New York at White Columns, Jack Tilton Gallery, Louis B James, Jack Hanley, 247365, Fierman Gallery and The Flag Art Foundation. He has also exhibited at The Lighthouse Works on Fishers Island, NY, Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, CO, at Left Field Gallery, Los Osos, CA and at Melanie Flood Projects in Portland, OR. In 2018 he was a fellow with Shandaken Project’s Paint School. He has been an artist in residence at the Lighthouse Works and twice at The Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY. He currently teaches painting and drawing at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx.