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Joel Fisher

Farideh Cadot Gallery; Diane Brown Gallery

Joel Fisher develops his drawings and sculpture using a method similar to the one that Marcel Duchamp devised for his 3 Stoppages Etalon (3 standard stoppages, 1913–14). Duchamp dropped three threads, each of them one meter long, from a height of one meter, and glued them to strips of cloth mounted on glass in the exact configuration in which they had fallen, then cut the same shapes out of three long wooden rulers. Like Duchamp, Fisher presents the basis of his method along with the results. For each of his drawings he singles out one of the fibers in a sheet of his own handmade paper and makes it the subject of the work, enlarging it in a broad line rendering in graphite on the same sheet. These drawings can then be presented in themselves, but often Fisher translates the same linear shapes into sculptures.(The selection of work at Farideh Cadot included a range of drawings and sculptures;

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