Karen Fisher: Paper DollsParasol Projects @ 208 Bowery
Paper Dolls @ 208 Bowery
September 7 – 16, 2018 / 11-7pm
Opening night: September 6 / 6-8pm
Girl Sees Art presents PAPER DOLLS, a pop-up solo show featuring one year of Karen Fisher’s daily fashion-inspired collage works. Timed in conjunction with New York Fashion Week, the show treats magazine cutouts and textile-like everyday materials to the same reverence and creative influences as their runway counterparts.
Initially conceived as a simple daily warm-up for her studio practice, mixed media artist Karen Fisher’s vibrant collages have quickly become integral to her work. Each day in 2016 (a leap year), Fisher took one hour to compose an 11×14” image derived principally from fashion magazines. Each month, her social media audience picked their favorite collage, which she then interpreted into a mixed media painting. The results, presented in chronological order, are 366 small collages and 12 large paintings, each featuring an amalgamation of faces, body parts, textile designs, animals, plants, and text.
Since leaving her 15 year teaching career behind in 2012, Karen Fisher has focused on her multimedia practice in Denver, CO, and Dayton, OH, showing and selling her work nation-wide. A lover of figuration, her work is often imbued with images culled from the fashion world. Both an influencer and curator, Beckie is passionate about sharing artwork from and giving a voice to emerging artists.
PAPER DOLLS (#PaperDollsNYC) opens September 6th from 6-8pm and will offer branded tote bags to the first 100 guests. All works will be available for purchase opening night as well as online after opening night until the show’s closing on Sept 16th.
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