Opening: Tuesday 30 October, 6-8pm
Dates: 30 October-17 November 2001
Carly Fischer is a sculptural installation artist from Melbourne. Her practice explores some of the problems involved in working site-specifically with places in a contemporary context, reflecting on the complex relationship between stereotypical representations of places and their local realities. Based on the various locations she has travelled to, her installations are sculptural reflections on how facts and fictions of these places are often complexly intertwined. Remixing, revising and reconstructing the cultural detritus collected from place to place, Fischer creates sculptural propositions and environments that suggest a more ambiguous contemporary place.
Carly Fischer graduated from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2000 with a BFA (Hons) and has recently completed an MFA at Monash University, Melbourne, studying under Professor Callum Morton. Since 2000, she has exhibited widely in Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, the US, the UK and Japan, through solo, group and collaborative projects. Recent exhibitions include at Craft Victoria, This Is No Fantasy, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Gippsland Art Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Helen Gory Galerie, Australia, KWADRAT and REH Kunst, Germany and MU Artspace, the Netherlands. Fischer has been the recipient of grants such as the Australia Council Skills & Arts Development Grant and the Australia Council New Work Grant, the Australian Postgraduate Award and featured in publications such as Artlink, Vogue Living Australia, Berlin Art Link, The Age and Die Tageszeitung. She has previously lived and worked in Berlin and Tokyo and currently resides in Melbourne.