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NADA Miami

December 5 – 8, 2019

Katy Fischer, Shards 11, 2019

Katy Fischer

Shards 11, 2019

Glazed stoneware and porcelain ceramics on panel

24h x 24w in

Alan Prazniak, Understory, 2019

Alan Prazniak

Understory, 2019

Oil on canvas

36h x 48w in

Alan Prazniak, Basin, Faint Horn Melody, 2019

Alan Prazniak

Basin, Faint Horn Melody, 2019

Oil on linen

22h x 28w in

Alan Prazniak, Dueling Peaks, 2019

Alan Prazniak

Dueling Peaks, 2019

Oil on canvas

14h x 18w in

Katy Fischer, Collection 37, 2019

Katy Fischer

Collection 37, 2019

Gouache, acrylic, acrylic monoprint, and cut microfiber paper on paper

41.13h x 29.38w in

Katy Fischer, Collection 35, 2019

Katy Fischer

Collection 35, 2019

Gouache, acrylic, and cut paper on paper

41.13h x 29.38w in

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BOOTH 9.13
ICE PALACE STUDIOS 1400 N MIAMI AVE MIAMI, FL 33136

 

VIP PREVIEW
THURS, DEC 5, 10am–12PM

 

OPENING PREVIEW

THURS, DEC 5, 12–2PM

 

OPEN HOURS

THURS, 12/5, 2–7PM

FRI 12/6, 11AM–7PM

SAT 12/7, 11AM–7PM

SUN 12/8 11AM–5PM

 

Geary is pleased to present a two-person presentation of work by Katy Fischer and Alan Prazniak at NADA Miami.

 

Katy Fischer’s works on paper are composed of hand-painted and cut shapes, carefully affixed to a paper substrate with a precise, yet arbitrary taxonomy. Constituencies with meandering edges and borders that float somewhere between tools, geographies, and abstracted textural tiles, fit together in enlocking compositions

 

Alan Prazniak shares that ambiguity between object and painting. It tends to function at a familiar, small scale for the sake of remaining, in the artist’s words, lovely and local, and to resist larger power structures. With a thick building up of gesso to create a subtle beveled edge before oil is applied to the linen, his paintings begin to take on the role of object.

 

Both artists work with a recurring cast of characters: each of Fischer’s shapes and fragmented ceramics shoulder personalities and idiosyncrasies, making it difficult not to imagine the tools, places, and times that they draw from. Prazniak eliminates temptation by granting full license to anthropomorphize his landscapes, with the generous addition of orbs, hats, and eyes in mountains, rivers, and meadows.

 

Together, these two artists present a singular yet humble perspective of a world that muddles fact and imagined realities. 

 

 

Katy Fischer lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include Finders, Keepers, Losers and Weepers at 356 S. Mission Rd. in Los Angeles, Softer But Louder at Geary, Lost and Found at Louis B. James Gallery in New York and The Small Exceeds at New Release Gallery in New York. in 2019, Katy Fischer's work was exhibited in a solo presentation with Geary in New Art Dealers' Alliance NADA House on Governor's Island in New York. Fischer’s work has been written about in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and on artnews.com. In 2017, she was awarded an MTA Arts and Design commission to create the mosaics for the Bay Ridge Av, R line subway station in Brooklyn, New York. In Spring of 2020, Fischer will have her first solo show with Geary.

 

Alan Prazniak was raised on a horse farm in rural Pennsylvania, where his formative years were spent navigating the idyllic landscapes of the Delaware Water Gap. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art and his MFA from Rutgers. He lives and works in Brooklyn but remembers the countryside fondly and visits often. Prazniak has exhibited at Green Gallery, Fisher Parrish, Crush Curatorial,5 Car Garage, and Projet Pangee, among others. In 2019, Prazniak was featured in a solo booth with Geary at Untitled, San Francisco. He will have his second solo exhibition with the gallery in 2020.