Tony Feher

September 13 – October 18, 2012

 

GMP, 2012

Glass, galvanized steel wire and chrome-plated steel chain

Dimensions vary with installation

Detail view

 

GMP, 2012

Glass, galvanized steel wire and chrome-plated steel chain

Dimensions vary with installation

 

 

Untitled, 2012

PVC tubing and rope

Dimensions vary with installation

 

Untitled, 2007

Oil stain on plywood

20 ¼ x 15 inches

51.4 x 38.1 cm

 

Untitled, 2007

Oil stain on plywood

17 ¼ x 11 ¼ inches

43.8 x 28.6 cm

 

Untitled, 2007

Oil stain on plywood

15 x 26 inches

38.1 x 66 cm

 

Untitled, 2007

Oil stain on plywood

12 x 17 inches

30.5 x 43.2 cm

 

Untitled, 2007

Oil stain on plywood

21 ¾ x 26 ½ inches

55.2 x 67.3 cm

 

Untitled, 2012

Nylon twine and steel pipe

Dimensions vary with installation

 

Untitled, 2012

Nylon twine and steel pipe

Dimensions vary with installation

Detail view

 

Untitled, 2012

Primer on plywood

27 ¾ x 33 inches

70.5 x 83.8 cm

Press Release

 

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by artist Tony Feher. Cultivating unexpected beauty in the everyday, Feher’s work engages viewers to expand their vision beyond what is in front of them to instill an object or set of objects with an expanded social and cultural context.  A new series of paintings and large sculptures anchor the show.

 

Exhibiting paintings for the first time in over two decades, Feher’s panels offer an askew simplicity.  Comprised of single coats of stain or primer on scarred plywood, the grain and composition of the panels complete the gesture.  The subtle nuance of imperfection is the success of the work.

 

Also featured are three distinct sculptures: an installation of colored glass attached to eight chain links hanging ceiling to floor radiates jewel-toned light from a bank of windows behind; looping strands of rope with multi-colored PVC tubing create a dense, complex sequence; and flourescent yellow nylon twine tied to steel pipe at the ceiling in an inverted rainbow of near invisibility, aglow at the edge of perception.

 

Playing on ideas and conversations extant in Feher’s vocabulary, the sculptures encompass a wide array of definition.  They are unified by Feher’s unique ability to illuminate elegance and emotion.

 

A twenty-year survey exhibition of Feher’s work curated by Claudia Schmuckli debuted at the Des Moines Art Center in May 2012.  It will open at the Blaffer Art Museum at the Univeristy of Houston on 12 October 2012 and continues to the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY.  The exhibition is accompanied by a 200+ page color monograph.