Over an extensive, five-decade career, Fleischner has produced a wide-ranging body of work that comprises large-scale sited works, sculpture, photography, and drawing. This will be the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery, and will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, with an essay by art historian and curator Jennifer Gross, formerly the Founding Director of Hauser & Wirth Institute.
Richard Fleischner is best known for his integrated, site-specific works in cities, parks, woods, and other natural areas, in both public and private arenas. Previous major commissions include those presented at documenta 6 (1977, Kassel, Germany), the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1977, Washington, DC), Massachusetts Institute of Art (1980-85, Cambridge, Massachusetts), as well as the Dallas Museum of Art (1981, Dallas, Texas). Fleischner’s practice consistently investigates our perceptual and physical interactions with space – working at the intersection of art, architecture, and urban design, his works are a result of a process of “place-making”. His sculptural and architectural interventions contextualize and order space, transforming the visitors’ experience of the site.
Fleischner has also extended these spatial and formal concerns into the mediums of sculpture and two-dimensional gouache drawings, which he treats as an essential part of his practice. Witness Mark focuses on sculpture and gouaches that have been recently completed, providing deeper insight into the relationship between these key mediums.