November 05, 2007

Celeste Fichter, "Caught," 2007.

GO NORTH is pleased to present “Northern Light,” recent work by Celeste Fichter. The show will be on view from November 10 to December 2, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 6 to 9 pm.

Viewed in semi-darkness, Fichter’s mixed media work illuminates itself in an installation whose title is a play on both the colorful light displays visible in the night sky near the North Pole and the supposed ideal direction of natural light used by fine art painters. Using video monitors, televisions, flashlights, strobes and nightlights, Fichter introduces viewers to a quietly subversive world where the conversation between reality and its representation are at odds and nothing is what it seems: umbrellas swim with jellyfish, pictures are mistaken for pitchers, deer are caught in headlights and miniature light switches swarm light bulbs.

Celeste Fichter holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and has exhibited at PH Gallery, DeChiara Stewart Gallery, Islip Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of the Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and The Village Voice. Her video work is currently in several traveling exhibitions and film festivals in Europe and the US.

Gallery hours: 12 - 6 PM Saturday & Sunday, and by appointment.

GO NORTH: A Space for Contemporary Art
469 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508