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NADA House

Katy Fischer

Governors Island

May 2 – August 4, 2019

about 100 ceramic tiles made by katy fischer sit on 5 stacked thin wood shelves affixed to an old peeling wall.
Detail -about 100 ceramic tiles made by katy fischer sit on 5 stacked thin wood shelves affixed to an old peeling wall.
Detail -about 100 ceramic tiles made by katy fischer sit on 5 stacked thin wood shelves affixed to an old peeling wall.

Press Release

Geary is pleased to present Katy Fischer's Script at New Art Dealer's Alliance NADA House on Governors Island. Fischer’s collections of constructed ceramic objects patiently build to a crescendo of gradations, texture, and line. The narrative that each collection describes is a plot-line of production. Eyes follow from one to the next, searching for connecting threads. The shards are hand formed one-by one, each glazed and fired as constituent components that compose the whole. Inspired by the way artifacts, displaced from their original context, become evocatively abstracted, her forms playfully obscure the boundary between that which is found and made, broken and whole, abstract and representational. Like the ghostly imprints from once useful objects left leaning on a shelf, the proposed ceramic shapes reference fragmented artifacts and cryptic glyphs. The linear format of the ledge evokes lines of text, emphasizing the work’s relationship to language and narrative.

 

NADA House, the organization’s second off-site exhibition on Governors Island, features 45 artists from NADA Member galleries and non-profits in a new, expanded format across 34 rooms in three historic, turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival houses. The collaborative, public exhibition will be on view every weekend, Friday through Sunday, 11am–5pm from May 2, 2019 to August 4, 2019. There will be a special opening preview held on Thursday, May 2nd from 1–5pm. The exhibition will be free and open to the public, with monthly programmatic activations and performances.

 

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. 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.