Jack The Pelican Presents is currently showing a new body of work by New York based artist Rob Fisher, These are the People in Your Neighborhood. Fisher’s paintings often use the flattened table top positioned in a shallow space as a motif to frame his narratives. All of his paintings are executed on handmade paper, allowing him to incorporate other technical processes such as silkscreen. For this show, each painting is a documentation of a real crime that took place in New York City circa 1900-2007.
Described as “Hitchcockian,” Fisher’s paintings set up a tableau of materials and evidence for viewers to decode. Some of the crimes he represents are less known, while some have become infamous, such as the 2005 “Fake Firefighter Rapes Woman in New York City Apartment.”
Fisher received his BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL and was previously represented by the Marlborough Gallery. His last solo show took place in 2003 at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn.
These are the People in Your Neighborhood will remain at Jack the Pelican presents until December 21, 2008.