He'll build a glass asylum, with just a hint of mayhem...
Craig Fisher is the fifth artist in the BowieArt sponsored Window Pain Project at the Tardis Studios window space situated at 52-56 Turnmill Street, London, EC1. Taking over from Luke Oxley, Craig's work went on show yesterday and will be shown until November 2nd.
Craig is exhibiting 'Handle With Care', of which more from the press release:
"Referencing popular culture, fashion and film Fisher creates familiar objects that on closer inspection are actually indecipherable citations; as if formed from boyhood memories and fantasies these objects have lost their intelligibility and accuracy with the passage of time.
Beautifully constructed and executed, these soft three-dimensional objects have been created by Fisher with an almost craft like refinement. Often using utilitarian materials ? the new work Handle With Care is constructed from Neoprene, Airtex and Heat Resistant PVC ? the sculptures suggest a functional purpose, yet being impossible to logically interpret, the inevitable experience of the work is disconcerting. Handle With Care suggests some form of backpack equipped with a shooter of sorts and different coloured buttons and dials; an eccentric male toy to take you to another dimension. While at the same time the materials and embellishments liberated from sought-after clothes chosen by the artist, heighten the tactile qualities of the sculptures adding another dimension to the experience of viewing them.
Fisher not only leaves the function of his works ambiguous and their form ineffective but he also plays with scale and proportions along with the inclusion of disturbing accessories; liquid like globules made from bulbous mounds of a synthetic gold material are to be integrated into the installation at the Tardis window. And often familiar looking items can be located in the works which, on closer inspection reveal a disquieting quality; gloves for two fingered beings and waders for three legged creatures. These embellishments add to the filmic suspense already created in the work of Fisher and one will stumble upon the Bowieart window with the sense of having missed some peculiar nameless action."