Minneapolis

“Sculpture on Site”

Walker Art Center

“Sculpture on Site” promised to display not only the work of Twin Cities artists Dorit Cypis, Chris Larson, and Robert Fischer but the artists themselves, as they each produced a piece specifically for the show. If the conceit sounds spectacular, like an ethnographic display of exotic peoples at a turn-of-the-century universal exposition, the Walker offered its public a rare and valuable glimpse of artists at work by inviting these three sculptors to treat the gallery as if it were their own studio.

Fischer’s oddly comforting Cargo Plane (all works 1998) took shape during June. For several years the artist has been making whimsical yet sturdy vehicles (usually boats), which, like Cargo Plane, are rigged with functioning lights and enough space for passengers. Beginning with a real single-engine aircraft in a state of disrepair, Fischer riveted and painted, as museum guards and visitors

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