Resnik with Mother and Daughter

Tony Feher, Judith Resnik, 2014, painter’s tape, 134 x 88 in., Commissioned by the Akron Art Museum

Invitation

Opening Party on Friday, April 11

Untitled, Mylar Blanket

Tony Feher, Untitled, 2009, mylar blanket, binder clip, 19 x 17 x 12 in., ACME., Los Angeles, Photograph by Robert Wedemeyer

Round Things

Tony Feher, Round Things with a Hole in the Middle Most of the Time, 1990– (ongoing), glass jar with plastic lid, found objects, dimensions variable, Photographs by Adam Reich, courtesy of The Pace Gallery

Long Term Pillow

Tony Feher, Long Term Pillow, 1997, sand mix, plastic flowers, 7 1/4 x 15 x 14 in., Collection of Christopher D’Amelio, New York, Photograph by Adam Reich

Sharadient

Tony Feher, Sharadiant, 2000, mop and broom handles, rope, 1 1/4 x 97 inches in diam., Photograph by Jason Mandella

Enjoy

Tony Feher, Enjoy, 2001, plastic soda cases, 77 7/8 x 75 x 75 in.

Tony Feher

April 12, 2014 - August 17, 2014

Covering 25 years of Tony Feher’s art, the exhibition will feature the range of everyday materials Feher employs, from bottles filled with colored water to marbles and pennies, Styrofoam blocks, soft drink crates, plastic bags, paper cups and various packing materials. Although Feher's materials can be seen as banal—even throwaway—they are chosen specifically for their distinct visual and structural qualities as well as for their connection to people. Feher stacks, arranges, dangles and aligns his materials to form fluid lines, thoughtful rhythms and bursts of color and light. His art enables us to observe and appreciate the beauty and poetry in the ordinary objects that surround us or simply look at things anew.

Tony Feher has been organized by the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston.
Its presentation at the Akron Art Museum is generously supported by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis and the Ohio Arts Council.

But is it Art?

$14.95
But Is It Art? by Cynthia Freeland Explains why innovation and controversy are so highly valued in art, explores the still-emerging worlds of art on the web, video art, art museum CD-ROMS, and much more.

But is it Art?

$14.95

But Is It Art? by Cynthia Freeland Explains why innovation and controversy are so highly valued in art, explores the still-emerging worlds of art on the web, video art, art museum CD-ROMS, and much more.

Tony Feher Catalogue

$25
This comprehensive book reproduces Tony Feher’s many sculptures, site-specific installations and two-dimensional works and includes major new texts on Feher’s practice from Blaffer Director Claudia Schmuckli and curator Russell Ferguson. A limited number of signed copies are available.

Tony Feher Catalogue

$25

Bottles aligned on shelves or suspended in the air, jars of marbles and dye-filled tubes: form, substance and structure emerge from deceptively humble means in the sculpture of Tony Feher. His work uses gravity, light and repetition to isolate and animate everyday objects, creating a sculptural territory that Feher can rightfully claim as entirely his own. This comprehensive book reproduces his many sculptures, site-specific installations and two-dimensional works and includes major new texts on Feher’s practice from Blaffer Art Museum Director Claudia Schmuckli, and Hammer Museum curator and writer Russell Ferguson.

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