Brooklyn-based artist Rob Fischer salvages material from abandoned buildings and junkyards and reconfigures them into large-scale sculptural environments that weave past histories into the present. From a body of work revolving around playground spiral slides, this piece is cast from a plastic slide which the artist bought on Craigslist.
Rob Fischer was born in Minneapolis in 1968 and now lives and works in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1993. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; Cohan and Leslie, New York; Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles; Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara; Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis; Max Wigram Gallery, London; and Art in General, New York. His work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial; Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York; Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Interval, Sculpture Center, Long Island City; Three Suitcases, Art and Idea, Mexico City; and Sculpture on Site, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. He has received, among other honors, the Bush Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship, Minneapolis; a residency from Art in General, New York, and the Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Arts Fellowship.
Spiral Side appears courtesy of Derek Eller Gallery.