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Etched In Salt Exhibit Of Craig Fisher Etchings
When:
Occurs Every
Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Continues until September 16, 2013

Venue: Perrysburg Municipal Building
Location: Perrysburg
Address: 201 W. Indiana Ave.

Event Website: www.mainart-ery.com

Description: Craig Fisher's solo exhibit features his recent work of salt etchings . The exhibit runs through October 15 in the Perrysburg Municipal Building located at 201 W. Indiana. Viewing hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Fisher’s images are complex and detailed. They reflect Craig's fascination with the tension between the mechanical and the organic. His work is filled with creatures inspired by microscopic organic matter (pollen grains, insects, fossil remnants) that are converging with our everyday tools that are familiar yet out of context (springs, cogs, switches, and turbines). Things that imply action or may hint of some impending motion. The titles offer fitting clues for the viewer to put the image in perspective .

The etching technique Craig practices has not changed from the time of Rembrandt. The etchings are carefully constructed and built up of fine-meshed patterns of hatching, cross-hatching, stippling and rosin dusted aquatints. There may be as many as 5 stages in the etching process. Fisher says his imagery is at times metaphorical or just direct observations or studies. “Drawings for me is a part of the iterative process that eventually leads to a future print. These studies can start as doodles or begin as complex pencils. They are transferred to the asphaltum covered copper plate and even then they are constantly mutating. I don’t give the initial drawing the respect it deserves, because for me the process is fluid and changing”.

Craig Fisher's commercial art career spans over three decades as a graphic designer, art director and commercial illustrator. He currently works for Healthy Interactions in the field of medical illustrations, where he says he's honed his talent for conceptualizing in the Health Learning market.

Venue Information:
Perrysburg Municipal Building
Address:
201 W. Indiana Ave.
perrysburg, OH 43552


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