Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter Panel
Talks by Eileen Cowin, Adam Straus, and Tom Beck
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents a panel on the work of Robert W. Fichter, with talks by Eileen Cowin, Adam Straus, and Tom Beck. A reception will the follow presentations.
Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter is the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, the 55 works in this exhibition created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster. Firmly rooting his expressive compositions in a strong sense of place—the surreal landscapes of his native Florida—Fichter presents a singular vision of humanity on the brink.
Image: Robert W. Fichter, Winged Flying Dog, 1979. Polaroid print, 22 x 27 1/8 in. Photography Collections, UMBC (Coll132-P030)