featuring the works of gallery artists
alongside sculptures by guest artist
Opens Thursday, September 14th and runs through October 27th
Left to Right: Barbara Fisher, Mind's Eye, 2022. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Inquire for price.
Steve Flom, Brazil, 1993. Limestone, 38 x 10.5 x 7.25 inches. Inquire for price
Nicole Michaud, Prarie, 2023. Oil on mylar, 6.5 x 7.25 inches. Inquire for price.
Of Memory hinges on the idea that we are our own unreliable narrator. Whether they are semantic, flashbulb, or episodic, our memories are interpretations of events colored by our own perspectives – they are an art we make just for ourselves. Barbara Fisher, Steve Flom, and Nicole Michaud have offered us the kindness of sharing their memories, their perspectives, and the process in which they make them real in Of Memory.
Oftentimes, the way we access or form our memories is as interesting as the memory itself. Barbara Fisher works in acrylic paint on canvas in a way that mirrors this process. The result is geometric shapes and a map-like tangle of lines co-mingling beyond gravity or chronology in a harmony of colors. Overlapping with other memories and most subject to change over time, semantic memories give a visceral and emotional response.
Read more about Barbara Fisher and her newest series of work in our Artsy Viewing Room.
Steve Flom is a stone sculptor who renders stylized figures in moments of vulnerability and strength. Like actors without a backdrop, they tell an entire story in one captured instant with their expressive poses and varied surfaces. In this way, they relate to flashbulb memories. A flashbulb memory is when a single event, moment, or feeling is clearly, vividly, almost tangibly felt. The subject is in clear focus while settings or small details are absent.
Nicole Michaud creates a new reality in her polaroid-esque mylar paintings. These episodic memories reference actual photographs along with Michaud’s own descriptions of the past filtered through a lens of emotion and nostalgia. The viewer gains a general sense of the scenario, but the feelings and impressions rather than concrete truths affect us. The mood of these works triggers physical responses that are as soft and loose as Michaud’s brushwork. Michaud plays with what we choose to remember and the way we color it in the present once we are removed from it.
Of Memory inspires the viewer to search their pasts to find these impossibly and irresolvabley familiar memories presented by Barbara Fisher, Steve Flom, and Nicole Michaud.