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Matthew Fischer, Forever Is


RARE Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 514, 646-339-6050
March 28 - May 2, 2009
Reception: Saturday, March 28, 6 - 8 PM
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Matthew Fisher presents Forever Is, an exhibition of four new, large-scale paintings. Against the backdrop of an ever-changing political identity, Fisher’s paintings speak of a romanticized nationalism, one continuously torn between ideology and reality. Colonial soldiers inhabit lush landscapes to defend or pilfer the prospering fruits of a new and promising world. Painted with pristine meticulousness, these highly constructed scenes of static theater ostensibly allow only for a land and a future devoid of imperfection. Yet slyly and subversively, the solemn expressions and wavering eyes of the soldiers, as well as nuances of symbolism strewn throughout the pictorial planes, allude to a hidden diverging narrative.
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