Join us for the opening Friday, December 8th from 7-10pm.
Through her work Rachel Fischer looks for transformation within mundane artifacts of everyday life. The work she creates are pseudo-spiritual icons, protective totems and apparitions. They reflect the world she wishes to see and sometimes the one that she fears. Her general anxieties and the compulsions she has developed to cope are ongoing influences. For this body of work, Rachel has been focusing on the idea of bad omens and good luck charms derived from a vocabulary of found images, personal objects, and imagined scenarios. Both dryly humorous and sincerely vulnerable, these images act as “Monuments” that represent some greater personal truth. In an attempt to find resolution in a chaotic and unsettling world, these images channel failure, loss and on occasion, transcendence.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rachel Fischer is a multi-media artist and educator currently working in Denton, Texas. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Dallas Museum of Art, Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund, and the Nasher Artist Microgrant, for her work on the art space Brick Haus Collective. In 2016 her work was included in New American Paintings,Western Competition, Issue number 126. She has exhibited at venues such as the Women’s Museum in Dallas, Box 13 ArtSpace in Houston and the San Diego Art Institute.