Changing Faces Aaron C. Fisher
August 10 - September 10
The Arts Council presents the work of Aaron C. Fisher in Changing Faces. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Safe Streets Weekend, a Princeton community celebration of the Witherspoon-Jackson Community and will share stories of community, faith, hope and history.
Born in Princeton, NJ in 1963, it seems as if Aaron began drawing right away. “My sister is also an artist and I saw how well she painted, so I wanted to do the same thing.” Aaron studied Marketing Art & Design at Middlesex County College and soon thereafter started painting on textiles at a local flea market. “This is where I first got comfortable using an airbrush and I soon started painting on canvas. I prefer painting with acrylics and inks – my style goes from super realism to playful human figures with long, exaggerated bodies.” Aside from the visual arts, Aaron is a former musician who has toured the world as a member of a national recording act. “I can honestly say that I’ve met and shared the stage with all of my idols, even became good friends with a few of them. Even after all the excitement of concerts and after-parties, I had to come back to my first love – painting.” Aaron has done numerous exhibits around the state of New Jersey, including the Annual Plainfield Art in the Park, where he has taken first place Professional Oils & Acrylics for four years in a row. “I take pride in the fact that my work can put a smile on someone’s face.” Aaron’s work hangs in the collections of Avery Brooks, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Bette Midler, and many others. “God has given me a gift and I would like to share that gift with others.”
The Concussion Diaries
“I suffered a serious concussion in April 2017. Alice fell down a rabbit hole; I just fell on the floor. The doctors forbade ‘reading, screens of any sort, and complex thinking.’ For the first four months I couldn’t even listen to music. I wondered if I might go bonkers – and then I wondered if that was complex thinking. Without the capacity for the usual distractions, I found myself in a quiet world of color and composition. In some ways my sensory experience was stripped …
The Periodic Table of Elements
“My work has always been inspired, to one degree or another, by my interest and attention to the Sciences. This new body of work, THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS, gets to the essence of life and ecosystems by focusing on the natural “elements” themselves which make everything in the natural and synthetic worlds possible. Congruent with this are my own principle interests with surface and materiality as each work is an experiment with materials and texture – mixing a variety of gels and other additives …