February 14, 2013
An exhibition of photographs by a St. Charles artist begins the 2012-2013 schedule in the Dorris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton. “Mixed Bag” by Mark A. Fisher is now open and runs through March 15.
The collection contains many examples of the artist’s photography series and styles, including both digital and tradition photographic processes. This marks the return of Fisher’s work to the Rider Gallery. Viewers will likely remember his exhibit “66 in Color,” which featured hand-colored black and white photos documenting modern day imagery along the famous Route 66 highway.
“The title ‘Mixed Bag’ refers to the variety of imagery I’ve included in this show,” said Fisher. “I have always been interested in many styles of art-making, so I have chosen to not limit myself to a singular style.”
Pieces from several of Fisher’s series are on display, including “World Without Us,” “Carnival Chalkware,” hand-colored black and white photos, and abstract digital prints. Also included is a set of large-scale “slides” based on Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer.”
“Mark Fisher’s original exhibit in 2003 was one of the first shows in the gallery after it was established,” said Gallery Director Jim Norris. “While there are a few somewhat similar pieces in this show, his current work displays a unique variety and a wonderful artistic growth. This show should have something for every taste in photography.”
Regular hours at the Rider Art Gallery are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as selected weekend and evening hours by appointment. For more information, please contact Jim Norris at NCMC, 359-3948 ext. 1345.