Southard Reid is pleased to present new work by Celia Hempton and R.M. Fischer. Hempton’s paintings are made live, capturing the encounter with whatever active view on the world, real or virtual. Fischer’s sculptural practice spans back to the 1970s, traversing territories of art, craft, mechanics, fashion and design.
Celia Hempton (London). Recent exhibitions include ‘Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today’, ICA Boston, Kathy Acker: ‘Who Wants to Be Human All the Time’, Performance Space, New York (2018); ‘Tainted Love’, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, ‘Desire’, Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, ‘(X) A Fantasy’, DRAF, London, ‘Transmissions from the Etherspace’, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2017); ‘Tor’, Frieze London with Southard Reid, ‘Art Night’ with ICA, London, ‘The Magazine Sessions’ in collaboration with Fiorucci Art Trust, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London, ‘The Painting Show’, British Council Touring Exhibition, ‘Electronic Superhighway 2016–1966’, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016); ‘Burning Down The House’, Gwangju Biennale (2014).
R.M. Fischer (NYC). Recent exhibitions include ‘Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s’, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. (2018); ‘SCULPTURE’, Southard Reid, London, ‘Midtown’, Leverhouse, New York (2017). Fischer has exhibited widely including solo shows at Artists Space (1979), Art et Industrie and Holly Solomon Gallery (1980), Whitney Museum of American Art (1984), Sidney Janis (1991), Deitch Projects (1998), KS ART (2009 and 2011) and numerous group shows including ‘Everything That’s Interesting is New’ curated by Jeffrey Deitch, DESTE Foundation (1996), ‘Threshold’, Serralves Foundation, Porto (1995), ‘Modern Detour’ with Laurie Simmons and Peter Halley, Secession Vienna (1990),‘Luso-American Encounters for Contemporary Art’, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (1989), ‘Science Fiction’ curated by Peter Halley, John Weber Gallery, New York (1983) and Whitney Biennals in 1987 and 1983.