Untitled, 2013
Glass bottles with aluminum screw caps, water, food dye on painted wood shelf and metal brackets
12.75 x 144 x 3.5 inches
32.4 x 365.8 x 8.9 cm
Untitled, 2013
Oil stain on plywood
16 x 29.75 x 0.75 inches
40.6 x 75.6 x 1.9 cm
Swimming with Galileo II, 2013
Nylon twine and steel pipe
123 x 126 x 6 inches
312.4 x 320 x 15.2 cm
Swimming with Galileo II (detail), 2013
Nylon twine and steel pipe
123 x 126 x 6 inches
312.4 x 320 x 15.2 cm
Hey Neil, Let's Talk, 2013
PVC tubing, rope, steel pipe
120 x 126 x 8 inches
304.8 x 320 x 20.3 cm
Parlour Trix, 2013
Glass, galvanized steel wire and chrome-plated steel chain
120 x 194 x 10 inches
304.8 x 492.8 x 25.4 cm
Parlour Trix (detail), 2013
Glass, galvanized steel wire and chrome-plated steel chain
120 x 194 x 10 inches
304.8 x 492.8 x 25.4 cm
Untitled, 2007
Primer on plywood
27.75 x 33 inches
70.5 x 83.8 cm
Untitled, 2006
Oil stain on plywood
17.25 x 11.25 inches
43.8 x 28.6 cm
Untitled, 2013
Plastic bottles with plastic screw caps, water, food dye on painted wood shelf and metal brackets
15.5 x 120 x 3.625 inches
39.4 x 304.8 x 9.2 cm
Persimmon Please, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
96 x 9 x 6 inches
243.8 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm
Green Lagoon, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
61.25 x 7.5 x 11 inches
155.6 x 19.1 x 27.9 cm
Amberina, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
39.5 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
100.3 x 14 x 21.6 cm
Always Amethyst, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
96 x 8.75 x 8.5 inches
243.8 x 22.2 x 21.6 cm
Persian Passion, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
68 x 4.5 x 7.25 inches
172.7 x 11.4 x 18.4 cm
Peachy Keen, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
96 x 9 x 6 inches
243.8 x 22.9 x 15.2 cm
Amber Has It, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
33 x 18 x 8 inches
83.8 x 45.7 x 20.3 cm
Gorilla Green, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
70 x 5.25 x 8 inches
177.8 x 13.3 x 20.3 cm
Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry, 2013
Glass, steel wire, wood
68 x 7 x 5.5 inches
172.7 x 17.8 x 14 cm
Tony Feher
Encore
November 22, 2013 - January 18, 2014
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Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present Encore, a solo exhibition of work by Tony Feher. The show marks twenty years since the gallery, then called Wooster Gardens, first presented Tony Feher’s work in his premier solo exhibition in New York.

Over a career that spans more than twenty-five years, Tony Feher has defined a unique place in contemporary art by creating elegant and poetic sculptures and installations using familiar, everyday objects. Imposing order on these materials is an artistic gesture—one of collecting, stacking, arranging—that mirrors basic human impulses and long-standing art historical traditions. Feher’s post-minimalist, serial constructions are rooted in Robert Irwin’s reductive vocabulary, Marcel Duchamp’s “readymades,” and Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines, which elevated objects of mass production to the status of art objects.

The artworks’ aesthetic character is dictated by the essential form, color, texture and weight of the original material as evident in Feher’s shelves of bottles partly filled with dyed water. When glowing light filters through the colored water, the sculpture adopts the significance of stained glass despite its modest material quality.  Pairing an original sense of humor and wit with a controlled minimalist aesthetic, Feher accentuates and exploits these material characteristics to alter our understanding and appreciation of these simple objects and thus also altering our world view.
 
Tony Feher was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1956, and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, with early stops in Florida and Virginia. He received a BA from The University of Texas, and currently resides in New York City. Feher’s work can be found in important international public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

An in-depth retrospective organized by Claudia Schmuckli, Director and Chief Curator of the Blaffer Art Museum at the university of Houston, premiered at the Des Moines Art Center in 2012, and traveled to the Blaffer Art Museum, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. The exhibition is currently on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts through February 16, 2014, before traveling to the Akron Art Museum from April 16 through August 17. A fully illustrated monograph published by Gregory R. Miller & Co. was published to accompany the survey.