Hudson Franklin is pleased to announce “Until the Moss Had Reached Our Lips and Covered Up Our Names,” a solo exhibition by Andreas Fischer.
Andreas Fischer’s new paintings are ghostly portraits accompanied by imagined landscapes evoking the province of the 19th-century American West. Under a title by Emily Dickinson, the exhibition’s paintings reference human histories forgotten and nature reclaimed. Instead of naming the sitters in his portraits, Fischer underscores the distance between their images and their long-forgotten narratives by giving the paintings all the same title, “Sunday Best.” Because the subjects are rendered anonymous, Fischer’s variety of paint application and somber palette provide substance to these poignant and mottled figures. Fischer’s complementary landscapes furnish settings for the figures and their bygone grandiose visions for the American West.
Andreas Fischer received an M.F.A. in 1999 and an M.A. for Art History in 2003 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His first solo show at Hudson Franklin was in 2006, and he co-curated a group exhibition, “A Loaf of Bread, a Carton of Milk, and a Stick of Butter,” for the gallery in 2008.