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SPENCER FIDLER AND FLATBED PRESS AT ART PALACE

MARCH 28 - APRIL 29, 2009
 
ART PALACE: PROJECT ROOM
SATURDAY, MARCH 28 - SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2009


FLATBED PRESS PRESENTS FAULT LINES: NEW WORKS BY SPENCER FIDLER
Please join us Saturday, March 28th from 7-9 p.m. as Art Palace and Flatbed Press present Fault Lines: New Works by Spencer Fidler in the Art Palace “Project Room.”

Fidler collaborated with Flatbed's master printers to create a group of over-scaled works of unusual power and elegance. Working on huge sheets of Japan papers, the artist printed a series of painterly soft-ground etchings based on falling bodies and a geological plate fault along the Rio Platte in Peru. Fidler’s evocative, life-size figure and jagged fault lines in gold ink till up some of the most basic emotions felt in our current, global culture. The beauty of these works balances their existential content and leaves the viewer with an ineffable sense of hope.


About the Artist:
Spencer Fidler lives and works in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Fidler's works have been exhibited in many countries, including Mexico, Japan, Poland, Korea, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Taiwan, USSR, France, and Italy, as well as in many galleries and museums in the U. S.

About Flatbed Press:
Flatbed --founded in 1989 by Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith--is located in Flatbed World Headquarters, an 18,000 sq. ft. warehouse redeveloped in 1999 as a community of creative professionals.
Flatbed Press provides three services:Flatbed Press is a publishing workshop that collaborates with artists to produce limited editions of original etchings, lithographs, woodcuts, and monotypes; these are exhibited and marketed at Flatbed in their galleries. Flatbed also contracts, collaborative printing for other publishers, dealers, artists, and institutions. Thirdly, Flatbed offers regular classes in printmaking and related subjects.

About Art Palace:
Art Palace is an exhibition space dedicated to presenting the work of emerging and established contemporary artists in a professional yet casual environment. The gallery's vision includes collaborating with guest curators and writers to investigate and engage in new art. Since opening its doors in the summer of 2005, it has garnered regional and national attention from artforum.com, artnet.com, Art News, Art in America and The New York Times.

Gallery Location & Hours:
Fault Lines is on view in Art Palace’s Project Space from March 28th through April 29th, 2009. Art Palace is located at 2109 E. Cesar Chavez St. (next door to Taqueria Chapala) between Chicon and Robert Martinez. Gallery Hours: Saturday from noon-5pm, Wednesday 7-9pm or by appointment. For further information or images, please contact the gallery at 512.496.0687 or info@artpalace.com