Open Space: Deborah Fisher
Deborah Fisher’s New Orleans Elegy is a living work of art that will change over time in its appearance and meaning. Fisher is interested in the structures the earth makes: how crystals grow, accreation, and the way rocks organize and build themselves. New Orleans Elegy is a map of New Orleans made of steel wire and a bronze overlay. Over time, the interaction of the metals will cause the streets to decay from the bronze leaving only a trace of where they once were.
Deborah Fisher is a sculptor and published critic whose work focuses on climate change and environmental impact. She is currently working on a large-scale, permanent public sculpture for Middlebury College’s Environmental Studies building. She lives and works in New York.
This exhibition is made possible by the generosity of Atria Group, Inc., Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Mark di Suvero, Modern Art Foundry, JP Morgan Chase, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Puffin Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilmember Eric Gioia, and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Adrian Benepe.