Studio Voltaire is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Craig Fisher. Aftermath, a new large-scale sculptural installation, was made in response to Studio Voltaire’s unique architecture. The exhibition will be Fisher’s first large-scale solo show in London.
Upholstered pools of blood, shimmering and glittering outlines of unidentified bodies, spent weapons strewn on the floor… Aftermath presents a considerable development in Fisher’s practice. New pieces, beautifully crafted in fabric, adorn Studio Voltaire’s floor and ceiling – the former gothic style chapel is transformed. While individual details seem to reference avant-garde design, the overall impression is that of the latest media disaster, or is it a film set? Kill Bill meets South Park, The Shining via The Wizard of Oz and then back again through Bowling for Columbine? Fisher has delicately created an aftermath of multiple pop cultural references. Familiarity, confused by representational play, recedes and we are left with a nightmarish playground of soft things to consider.
This exhibition has been kindly supported by Ecole Cantonale D’Art du Valais, Switzerland. With additional support from Arts Council England, North West and Goldsmiths College, University of London. Special thanks to Pentonville Rubber Products.
Craig Fisher, Aftermath, 2014. Installation View, Studio Voltaire, London. Courtesy of the artist and Studio Voltaire, London.