Art & Art History
Form and Function: R.M. Fischer
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street
Sculptor R.M. Fischer (born 1947) utilizes objects found in the industrial, plumbing, and electrical industries to sculpt functional artworks. Often abstract in appearance, his works often seem robot-like in what has been described as “futuristic and nostalgic.” Blurring the lines between art, architecture, and design, Fischer is acclaimed for his monumental site-specific public art commissions. In 1985, Fischer’s Empire Towers was chosen, along with artworks by nine other artists, for exhibition at the art symposium Sculpture Chicago. His artworks are found in public and private permanent collections worldwide.