Tony Feher, “1999”
D’Amelio Terras, New York
November 13 – December 23, 1999
From November 13 to December 23, 1999, D’Amelio Terras will present its second one-person exhibition of sculptor Tony Feher.
Tony Feher’s work is rooted in the legacy of minimalism. However, while the work is simple and direct in compositional terms, it resonates with emotional nuances. The building blocks for Feher’s sculpture originate in the world of consumer culture, a world that is for him filled with phenomenal experiences and wonderment. “The directness and ephemerality of his pieces speak not only to life’s everyday joys and beauties, but also to its fragility.”1
In this exhibition of new sculpture, an emphasis is given to light and its play over his materials, “each specifically selected for its color, form, and in particular, its transparency, opacity and reflectivity. . . .Feher’s work encourages the viewer to reconsider what sculpture is, what it is made of, where it is placed, and how it relates to human scale.” 2
Tony Feher has had solo gallery exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., and has participated in exhibitions in Canada, Europe and Japan. His shows in 1999 include exhibitions at the Mercer Union in Toronto, the Addison Gallery of American Arts in Massachusetts as well as “Hindsight” at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2000, he will participate in “Vanitas in Contemporary Art: Meditation on Life and Death” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Tony Feher was featured in the Phaidon book Cream and is represented in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Addison Gallery of American Arts, and The Israel Museum.