May 7 - June 4, 2004
Lindsay Fisher, Waiting in Expectancy, oil on canvas, 2003
During the past two years, I have been working extensively with ideas that pertain to the physical and emotional being. Having worked mainly in representing the body in various forms through paint, I have also explored these concepts using alternative methods such as performance and video. Being interested in the human body, I am compelled to explore vulnerabilities and anxieties that exist within the context of the rejected self. While some of my works contain references to hospital settings, others reflect fictional (self) portraits in ambiguous and sombre spaces. I am intentional and anecdotic in exploring imagined narratives within the framework of my own memories and experiences – some having been influenced by extensive reconstructive surgeries experienced as a result of being born facially disfigured. Because of this, my work attempts to reveal explorations of the self and the rejection of that self in an ideal social and cultural construct. While the figures may not resemble realistic portrayals of the body, they nonetheless strive to communicate subjective perceptions of humanness.