On Looking | Fidencio Fifield-Perez

On Looking | Fidencio Fifield-Perez

Highpoint Center for Printmaking is pleased to present On Looking, work by artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez.

Including printmaking, painting, and installation, On Looking highlights the ambiguity of boundaries in artistic medium and perception and the experience of immigration, revealing that solace can be found in the in-between.

Fifield-Perez calls attention to this precarity by creating personal barriers within his work, from photo-realistically painted plants covering his address on immigration documents in his series dacaments to a moiré effect obscuring the text beneath intricate weavings in To Live Not Just Survive or to figures and landscapes masking the details of maps in his installation Surge.

On Looking invites the viewer to delve deeper into different levels of observation, wander between them, and celebrate the undefined. We invite the community to join us for a public opening reception on Friday, September 15th, 2023, from 7 - 9 PM. The artwork will be on display through November 18th, 2023.

About the Artist:

Fidencio Fifield-Perez was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, but raised in the U.S. after his family migrated. His current work examines borders, edges, and the people who must traverse them. In his work, Fifield-Perez’s interdisciplinary practice centers on the materiality of paper ephemera, everyday self-documents discarded after fulfilling their purpose. For Fifield-Perez, printmaking, collage, and painting are ways to visualize and connect mental landscapes of the past and present.

Fifield-Perez received his BFA from Memphis College of Art and an MA and MFA from The University of Iowa. He has exhibited at multiple institutions, including The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary

Photography, Chicago, and the International Print Center New York. He has completed artist residencies at The Studios at MASS MoCA, Ox-Bow, ACRE, Crosstown Arts, and the Galveston Artist Residency, among others. He has been awarded The Eliza Moore Fellowship at Oak Spring Garden Foundation. He is currently one of the inaugural Dr. Harold R. Adams Artist-in-Residence Fellows at The University of Minnesota.

Paper as Subject and Media, workshop with artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez:

Saturday, September 30, 5-8 pm

Free and open to ages 13+, preregistration required: tinyurl.com/ut3hrvn5

In addition to the exhibition, Fedencio Fifield-Perez will host a workshop in the Highpoint classroom on Saturday, September 30th, during Twin Cities Art Week! This workshop will be free and open to adults, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.

For Fifield-Perez, cutting paper is one of the first steps in expanding the possibilities of mark-making and generating ideas for subsequent series. In the workshop, participants are introduced to processes of manipulating paper, creating weavings, and making stencils, and will explore and expand their use of paper as substrate and matrix to create one-of-a-kind monotypes. Paper, x-actos, and other materials that participants will weave and collage together will be provided.

Exhibition Details:

On Looking will be on view at Highpoint Center for Printmaking from September 15th - November 18th, 2023, with the public opening reception on September 15th from 7 -9 pm. Works from the exhibition will be available for purchase throughout the show. In addition to the gallery experience and offered workshops at Highpoint Center for Printmaking, artist interviews, special features, and conversations will be available through the Highpoint News blog and social media.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Saturday Noon – 4 PM

Image: Cutting & Pruning, Self Portrait, linocut


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