20 MAY to 25 JUNE

Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by renowned artist, Eric Fischl. Associated with the neo-expressionist movement of the 1980s, Fischl is a master of creating psychologically charged narratives that can be irreverent and sacred at once. His paintings are recognized for their striking use of lush colours, expressive brush strokes, and attention to qualities of light.

Eric Fischl has been the subject of solo exhibitions at major institutions such as Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover; Stadtkirche Darmstadt, Germany; the Delaware Center of Contemporary Art; the Art Gallery of Ontario; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. He represented the United States at the 41st Venice Biennial in 1984, and exhibited at Documenta 8 in 1987 and the Whitney Biennials in 1983, 1985, and 1991.

Fischl’s work is represented in the collections of important institutions such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fischl’s work has been featured in over one thousand publications. Eric Fischl lives and works in Sag Harbor, New York.

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Eric Fischl Study for the Weight
Untitled (Study for the Weight), 2015
pigment print on rag paper, 48” x 32"
edition of 25

Eric Fischl Tumbling Woman II
Untitled (Tumbling Woman II), 2015
cast clear acrylic resin, edition of 5
51" x 27" x 28"

Eric Fischl Tumbling Woman
Untitled (Tumbling Woman), 2012
cast glass, edition of 10
12" x 18" x 14"

Eric Fischl Swimmer
Untitled, 1987
oil on paper, 16" x 12"

Eric Fischl Blue Variant
On the Beach, 2016
mixed media pigment print with poured resin, edition 5/7
40" x 30"

Eric Fischl Untitled
Untitled, 2011
hand painted collage with pigment ink, gold leaf and poured resin
60" x 40"

Eric Fischl Untitled
Untitled, 2002
watercolour on paper, 15.75" x 10"

Eric Fischl Untitled
Untitled, 1993
watercolour on paper, 15.5" x 11"

Eric Fischl Ma's Gone Blind Pa
Ma's Gone Blind Pa, 1978
mixed media on paper, 23.5" x 63"