|Eric Fischl Presents Solo Exhibition of New Works, 6/23|
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014
This will be the artist's first exhibition in Los Angeles in over two decades. On Monday, June 23, the artist will be at the gallery from 1-3pm for a signing of his book 'Bad Boy.' Following the book signing, Fischl will be speaking onstage at The Broad at 8pm; the talk with be hosted by actor, writer, and collector, Steve Martin.
Drawing a connection between multiple disciplines: bronze, watercolor, collage and glass, the show simultaneously breaks new ground while highlighting the consistency with which Fischl tackles this range of mediums. 'The relationship between the body and the person is riveting to watch,' states Fischl. 'You can tell through body language how comfortable or insecure a person is with themselves and others. Body language is like a window to the soul. That is what I try to capture in my work.'
For this new body of work the artist explores the notion of light as a medium by physically allowing light to play a central role. The glass medium offers Fischl, for the first time, an opportunity to explore figuration more deeply as light penetrates through the surface of the work and pools within it. This furthers Fischl's desire to illuminate his figures' inner self and allow a window into the depths of his iconic characters.
Physically, glass creates a three-dimensional expression of figuration most closely linked to his watercolors. Whereby the bronze and watercolors are linked in their ability to convey a narrative via a single form, Fischl pushes this further with the translucent nature of glass. Just as one can move in and out of the translucent surfaces of his watercolors, the glass provides that same opportunity in three-dimensions.
In the cast resin collages to be exhibited, Fischl collapses the painting process by eliminating the photo collage step typically used in the creation of his oil paintings, and instead directly collages characters and elements pulled from his own previous works. He then creates new physical and emotional interactions within these revised compositions and further elucidates their context by painting new elements into the work.
Similar to the glass sculptures, here light actually penetrates the surface of the cast resin collages, passing through the transparent and opaque layers and illuminating the figures from within. In the collages, light actually bounces off the work's back surface and emanates forward through the figures, offering a new context for light's role within a painting.
The bronze works included in the show span the last ten years, including one of Fischl's newest works. From Fischl's tortured and twisted surfaces reminiscent of Giacometti, to the quiet and more uniform patinas on his most intimate pieces, Fischl creates a spectrum of work that deals directly with his fascination of the inner self expressed in an outward manner.
A rare glass casting of one of Fischl's most recognized works is among the collection to be exhibited at KM. His life size Tumbling Woman II depicts a female figure rolling on her back in a sense of constant motion. As Fischl states, 'I wanted a feeling that we're in motion, that we're going somewhere. We don't know where it is, we're not in a state of equilibrium, we're rolling along here.' This sculpture, exhibited as a trial proof (the artist is mid-stream in completing the final casting in glass), will be one of the largest figurative glass castings ever attempted upon the work's final completion.
The exhibition will run through August 24, 2014.
About KM Fine Arts
With locations in both Chicago and Los Angeles, KM Fine Arts showcases the very best in modern, postwar and contemporary paintings, sculpture and works on paper. KMFA was recently included in Blouin ArtInfo Modern Painters '500 Best Galleries Worldwide' issue.
For more information please contact:
KM Fine Arts: Ana M. Hollinger, Director & Managing Partner
P: 310. 854. 0540
Amanda Roberts: Assistant Director - Los Angeles
P: 310. 854. 0540
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|Nickel Creek's Sean Watkins Set to Release New Solo Album 'All I Do Is Lie' 7/1|
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014
During a nine year recording hiatus from his Grammy award winning band Nickel Creek, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Watkins released his third solo album Blinders On, teamed up with Switchfoot singer, Jon Foreman, to form the band Fiction Family, as well as co-founded the experimental supergroup Works Progress Administration (WPA). (more...)
|Promo Trailer For West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS|
by Pat Cerasaro - May 26, 2014
Tony Award-winning Broadway hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS finally comes to the West End with stage and screen stars Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in the leads and a new look at the show via a new promotional trailer is now available to view. (more...)
|The Texas Repertory Theatre's THE UNDERPANTS Enters Final Weeks, Now Through 6/1|
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014
The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continues a tradition of theatrical excellence in it's Ninth season with Steve Martin's hysterical adaptation of Carl Sternheim's farce comedy The Underpants. Directed in a new production by Troy Scheid and featuring a stellar cast of Houston's finest performers, The Underpants will preview this week on Thursday, May 8th, celebrate its gala opening on Friday, May 9th, and run 4 performances a week through June 1st. (more...)
|Omayra Amaya to Bring FLAMENCO to The Deauville Hotel, 6/5-14|
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014
Omayra Amaya's Flamenco Dance Company will perform in FLAMENCO, June 5, 6, 7 and June 12, 13, 14, at The Deauville Hotel, Le Jardin Room, 6701 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33141. (more...)
|50 SHADES, SCOOBY-DOO, Eddie Izzard, America's Test Kitchen and More Set for 'All Summer LONG' Series|
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014
There was a time when the fine arts scene in Austin nearly ground to a sweltering halt during the summer months, but the Long Center is helping change that! For the third year in a row, we are proud to announce All Summer LONG, a series of free and low cost programming full of family activities, world class artists and exciting community events! This year more than 100,000 visitors are expected to participate! (more...)
|New Adaptation of THE GUARDSMAN Runs Now thru 6/22 at NoHo Arts Center|
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014
Can a jealous actor fool his cheating wife? Lillian Groag (artistic associate at the Old Globe) directs a new adaptation of The Guardsman, the comic tour de force about love, fidelity and illusion by Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar, opening tonight, May 17 at the NoHo Arts Center. (more...)
|Photo Flash: First Look at THE GUARDSMAN at NoHo Arts Center|
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014
Can a jealous actor fool his cheating wife? Lillian Groag (artistic associate at the Old Globe) directs a new adaptation of The Guardsman, the comic tour de force about love, fidelity and illusion by Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnar, opening tomorrow, May 17 at the NoHo Arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)
|DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Extends Booking Period To March 2015|
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014
The critically acclaimed UK premiere of Jerry Mitchell's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will extend its run at The Savoy Theatre and is now booking until 7 March 2015. Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound and Katherine Kingsley will continue with their celebrated performances as Lawrence Jameson, Freddy Benson and Christine Colgate throughout this new booking period. Following its hugely successful opening in April, the cast and the Producers are thrilled to be extending the production into Spring 2015. (more...)
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