The Academicians’ Gallery
An exhibition of new watercolours, alongside early carvings and casts, by Gareth Fisher RSA.
Professor Gareth Fisher RSA (b. Cumbria, 1951) attended Edinburgh College of Art from 1969 to 1976, gaining a Diploma in Sculpture and two consecutive Post Graduate years of study.
During the late seventies and eighties Fisher worked from a studio in Edinburgh and became Chairperson of the New 57 Gallery. Early exhibitions from this period include, Artists Space New York, Mercer Union Toronto, Abbott Hall Kendal, Fruitmarket Edinburgh, Third Eye Centre Glasgow and the British Art Show in 1985.
In the Nineties he began working as a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, becoming Professor of Sculpture there in 2006. Exhibitions during this period include Galleria Jannone Milan, Svoboda Foundation Prague and the Contemporary museum in Maglioni Turin.
The core medium of Fisher’s sculpture is plaster, with occasional wood and stone carvings and bronze casts from original plasters. Construction plays an important part and the combination of solid form and construction comes together increasingly in the new watercolours. Aspects of realism alongside abstract ideas can be seen in both early and later works.
This exhibition in particular places early sculptures and recent watercolours together to illustrate common denominators throughout Fisher’s long practice.
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