Gallery opening times:
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th June, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June, 11am – 4pm
Preview: Friday 3rd June, 6pm – 8pm
Michael Fischer’s woodcarvings and ceramics present a familiar yet alternative world of creatures, people and objects. Aspects of manmade and everyday details are re-imagined, simplified or fragmented and brought together in surreal and contrary compositions. Stylised faces and wild animals are reminiscent of folk art and evoke a fantastical and imposing presence. The work reflects a fascination with the obsolete, the strangeness in things and the unconscious.
Michael has had a longstanding interest in art activities outside or on the margins of more mainstream contexts. After many years of practice as an installation artist he has gravitated towards more ‘traditional’ activities such as woodcarving as a refreshing counterpoint to the world of virtual multimedia. Michael has worked and exhibited in Germany, Holland and the UK and currently lives and works in Newcastle.
As part of a wider audience development plan, 36 Lime Street is proud to present a series of new projects for the third year of its gallery space. A new programme of exhibitions and events has been co-ordinated to run from May through to November 2011 which will encompass painting, sculpture, installation, drawing and three-dimensional design.