Dan Fischer Earns Second Ever Flag Foundation Hamptons Art Residency

danfischer bacon b Dan Fischer Earns Second Ever Flag Foundation Hamptons Art Residency

A work by Mr. Fischer. (Courtesy Escape Into Life)

The artist Dan Fischer is the recipient of the second-ever artist’s residency in the Hamptons sponsored by the Flag Art Foundation, the organization announced today.

Last year’s winner, the painter Lesley Vance, has an upcoming show at Flag this fall.

The complete press release regarding Mr. Fischer’s win follows below:

NEW YORK, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The FLAG Art Foundation today announced that New York-based artist Dan Fischer has been named the recipient of the FLAG Summer Hamptons Art Residency Program (SHARP) for 2012. This unique residency supports emerging artists by offering an idyllic space to work and live in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York. The picturesque seaside towns and beautiful natural landscapes surrounding them have long provided a refuge from the bustle of New York City and have inspired several generations of iconic artists, from Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning to Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol to Chuck Close and Eric Fischl. The six-week residency will be in a private farmhouse in Sagaponack.
Last year’s SHARP recipient was Lesley Vance. Her work, which currently is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, will travel to FLAG and open on September 21, 2012.
Dan Fischer’s drawings are homages to artists and artworks that inspire him. Upon selecting an image, he overlays it with a 1/8 inch grid and draws one on a blank piece of paper the same size. Using a mechanical pencil and kneaded eraser, he fastidiously replicates the image by concentrating on drawing one box at a time. Some of his subjects include renderings of Louise Bourgeois, a detail of Robert Gober’s Drain, and Gerhard Richter working in his studio. A devotional quality permeates and invites the viewer to experience his work. As Fischer states, “There’s something about worked graphite on paper that feels very personal and accessible. Some people have said that the surface of the drawings have a velvety quality, and that they’d like to touch them. The touch of graphite can be a very seductive thing.”
Stephanie Roach, FLAG’s Director, added, “Following Lesley Vance’s successful residency last summer, we are excited to select Dan as this year’s Resident. We’ve enjoyed exhibiting Dan’s work at FLAG before, and it will be interesting to see how his work is influenced by the setting.”
Fischer is represented by Derek Eller Gallery in New York and Alison Jacques Gallery in London. His work was recently included in the exhibition Grey Full, a show curated by Geoffrey Young, at the Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York, is currently in the exhibition Lifelike at the Walker Arts Center, and will be in an exhibition titled Graphite at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, curated by Sarah Urist Green, which will open December 2012.
Questions or inquiries should be directed to Stephanie Roach, Director of The FLAG Art Foundation at stephanie@flagartfoundation.org.
About The FLAG Art Foundation
The FLAG Art Foundation is an exhibition space for contemporary art. The exhibition program includes three to five professionally-curated shows each year which feature established and emerging international artists. FLAG provides a unique educational environment in which visitors can view, contemplate, and engage in active dialogue with the artworks. Curators select and borrow from a variety of sources to include a wide range of work in each exhibition. FLAG is also a resource that facilitates loans of contemporary artworks to museums around the world. An extensive database of available works is maintained and made available to curators via info@flagartfoundation.org. Currently on view at FLAG is the first US solo show by “Richard Forster” on the 9th floor and a group exhibition titled, “In Living Color”, on the 10th floor.
FLAG is open to the public every Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 5pm.
Contact:The FLAG Art Foundation 545 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001 http://www.flagartfoundation.org
SOURCE The FLAG Art Foundation
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