Standing, Walking, Sitting and Lying Down
Lin Fischer: New Perspectives on the Figure
The human figure has been central to art ever since people began painting. Providing the literal edge between a person’s physical and mental worlds, the human figure has become an influential form for artists to make their interior realities evident. Some artists use themselves as subject matter while others work with models, photographs, or personal memory as a starting point. They use a processes of stylization and elaboration, enlist symbols to make their interior worlds tangible to others, or reinterpret art history while reflecting the world in which they live. By presenting Lin Fischer’s newest paintings, the exhibition considers how formal interpretations of the body continue to convey narrative, content and also enhance awareness and engagement with lived experience.