Alida Fish: Tissue
Mar 22—Apr 26 2013
Sol Mednick Gallery
In her exhibition "Tissue," Photography Professor Alida Fish's photographs explore the associations between images selected from a period spanning a number of years. Her work presents an investigation of the various characteristics of “tissue” as something that both connects and transforms. By printing on delicate papers coated with iridescent ground fish scales, she makes bodies, sculpture and botanical specimens appear weightless and translucent. Many of the pieces are torn and reassembled referencing the fragility of memory and corporeal existence. The works are small, hand-made, monochromatic and intimate.
Fish is known for her still-life work using manipulated photo processes combining both digital and darkroom techniques printed on glass, metal and a range of artist’s papers. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States in galleries and museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Delaware Art Museum, the Portland Museum, the Albright-Knox, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Santa Barbara Museum. She has received several individual fellowships, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware State Arts Council. She has been invited to be a resident artist by many institutions, including the American Academy in Rome, Anderson Ranch in Colorado and Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. She is currently a member of the board of trustees for Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She is represented by Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia and Alan Klotz, New York.
Fish is a professor in the Photography program at the University of the Arts, where she received both the prestigious Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Richard C. von Hess Faculty Prize.
Reception: Wednesday, March 27, 4 – 6 p.m.
Above: "Bending," 2013, digital print with pigmented inks on rice paper.
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