Tony Feher: Map For A Journey Not Yet Taken

Opening reception: Thursday 17 November, 6 to 8 pm

18 November - 16 December 2016

Tony Feher
Projected Triangle, 1987
Glass marble, silicon and steel welding rod
9 1/2 x 5 x 10 1/2 inches
24.1 x 12.7 x 26.7 cm
Collection of Andrea Blum, New York

Tony Feher
Untitled, circa 1985
Mixed media on plywood
29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches
75 x 75 cm

Tony Feher
Untitled, 2004
Glass jars, glass marbles and stainless steel wire
35 x 19 x 6 inches
88.9 x 48.3 x 15.2 cm

Tony Feher
Untitled
Painted cardboard box, sand and plastic flower
6 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
17.1 x 26.7 x 16.5 cm

Tony Feher
Perpetually Disintegrating Sculpture, 1993
Cardboard, silver paint, sponges and black cloth
6 x 12 1/2 x 10 inches
15.2 x 31.8 x 25.4 cm

Tony Feher
Once Upon a Time, 2002
Cast sand mix and glass bottles
7 x 18 x 13 inches
17.8 x 45.7 x 33 cm
Signed, titled and dated on bottom

Tony Feher
Untitled, 2007
Wooden produce case, aluminum paint and ten sky blue glass marbles
7 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches
19 x 28.8 x 10.8 cm
Private Collection, California

Tony Feher
Untitled
Cardboard box, tape and thread
7 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches
18.4 x 33.7 x 19.7 cm

Tony Feher
Blue and Black Honcho Grid, 2000
Plastic cocktail straws and cotton twine
21 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches
54.6 x 54.6 cm
Private Collection, California

Tony Feher
I made this too, 2016
Various markers on paper
9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm
Private Collection, California

Tony Feher
honey jar, 1987 / 1988
Glass marbles and glass jar with metal lid
4 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches
12 x 7 x 3.2 cm

Tony Feher
Map For A Journey Not Yet Taken, 2015
Glass marbles, rubber hand ball, aluminum foil and champagne cork wires

25 unique pieces on multiple colors of champagne cork wires
Installed 4 inches on center
3 1/2 x 20 x 20 inches
8.9 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm

Tony Feher
Nuts to You, 2004
Two balls of aluminum foil
Approximately 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 inches
Approximately 3.2 x 5.7 x 2.5 cm

Tony Feher
Untitled, circa 1985
Acrylic on canvas
In 7 parts
10 x 10 inches each (25.4 x 25.4 cm)

Press Release

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to announce Map For A Journey Not Yet Taken, a memorial exhibition of work by Tony Feher on view at the gallery from November 17 through December 16, 2016.
 
Feher’s unique ability to embrace the significance and potential in the most humble and simple processes was a cornerstone of his formal practice.  He was a sculptor who saw beauty, emotional strength, and value in non-precious materials.
 
Curated by Feher’s close friend, gallery Senior Director Rebecca Camacho, the exhibition highlights three series of visual vignettes, groupings of artworks from different moments throughout Feher’s 30-year career that illustrate an ongoing dialogue thread.  Many works are on view publicly for the first time.

 

A curvy glass jar filled with multi-colored glass marbles, a group of five slim jars containing varying numbers of glass and aluminum foil marbles, two aluminum foil balls resting in the crease where the wall meets the floor, a set of 25 champagne cork wires each holding a unique glass marble, rubber or aluminum foil ball.  The first work created in 1987, the last in 2015.  For three decades, Feher’s hand and eye returned to a similar set of materials, mining their beauty, elegantly reimagining them to varied, intelligent and poignant ends.


The show is presented in cooperation with Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, where a concurrent exhibition will be on view featuring Feher’s last body of work, a vibrant series of painted reliefs, shown in tandem with notebook sketches that document the artist’s thought process and creative vision. The exhibition is curated by Feher’s close friends and fellow artists Andrea Blum, Nancy Brooks Brody, JoyEpisalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka.
 
Tony Feher was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1956, and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, with early stops in Florida and Virginia. He received a BA from The University of Texas, and resided in New York City. Feher’s work can be found in important international public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

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