Noah Fischer: Financial Relief Sculptures

November 12 – Noah Fischer—“Financial Relief Sculptures.” The artist’s studio window looks out on lower Manhattan – the capital of global finance. Responding to this view, and to the still-unfolding 2008 market crash, Fischer has taken derivatives, personal indebtedness, and the strangeness of money as a dark muse: amassing a hoard of relief sculptures, some of which resemble oversized coins. While today’s digital currency is pure abstraction and borderless speculation, coins are living fossils from ancient economies, and perhaps they can provide some perspective on ours. The sculptures are rendered roughly and poetically from wood, wax, paint, and metal and displayed in pairs on graphic backdrops. They are monuments to generations of financial injustice, and anxiety. The collection is presented for the first time in the Treasure Room Gallery.