Allen Fisher in Hereford

Wish I could visit Hereford this month:

Seven paintings by Allen Fisher
on show in three locations in Hereford city centre during January and February.

IMG_9619-1 Allen Fisher, HINDBRAIN, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1995-2005

 There are three oil-on-canvas paintings at the Hereford Museum and Gallery, two at the Apple Store Gallery and two large water-colours exhibited at the Castle Pool Hotel on behalf of the Apple Store Gallery. [See Hereford centre map with sites marked on]

The paintings will be the first showings of a major project, Engaged Embrace, work derived from still-life studies of rural traps and carpenters’ tools.

Traps and tools have been key themes in Allen Fisher’s work for two decades and their shapes provide the formal starting points in the paintings of Engaged Embrace. Familiar objects are transformed through vibrant colour and the incorporation of studies of moving human figures and urban landscapes. The paintings celebrate patterns of connectedness between the figurative and conceptual in art.

Further work from Engaged Embrace will be exhibited in October 2013 at the Apple Store Gallery.

Three paintings, oil on canvas, at the Hereford Museum & Gallery
Broad Street, Hereford HR4 9AU

12th January until 27th February 2013
preview at 5.300-7.30pm, Friday 11th January


Two paintings, oil on canvas, at the Apple Store Gallery
3 Bridge Street, Hereford HR4 9DF

 8th January until 23rd February 2013
evening view 6.30-8.30pm, Thursday 10th January


Two large water colour painting, shown on behalf of Apple Store Gallery
at the Castle Pool Hotel
Castle Street, Hereford HR1 2NR
8th January until 23rd February 2013



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Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris is a poet, translator, essayist & anthologist who has published more than 50 books, most recently, Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press and The University of California Book of North African Literature (volume 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour. Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited & translated by Joris, and Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, essays on Joris’ work edited by Peter Cockelbergh, came out in 2012. Forthcoming are Barzakh — Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press) & Breathturn Into Timestead:The Collected Later Poems of Paul Celan (FSG).

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