The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter, the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, the 55 works in this exhibition created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster. Firmly rooting his expressive compositions in a strong sense of place—the surreal landscapes of his native Florida—Fichter presents a singular vision of humanity on the brink.
The Art of Robert W. Fichter: Talks by Eileen Cowin, Adam Straus, and Tom Beck
Tuesday, September 24, 5 p.m.
Reception to follow presentations
Library gallery regular hours:
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday until 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 5 p.m.
Image: Robert W. Fichter, Winged Flying Dog, 1979. Polaroid print, 22 x 27 1/8 in. Photography Collections, UMBC (Coll132-P030)