Tony Feher: Drawings
Text by Josh Pazda. Conversation with Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka.
A cornucopia of rarely seen drawings, full of delicacy and wit, from the acclaimed sculptor Tony Feher.
American artist Tony Feher (1956–2016) was best known for his sculptures and site-determined installations made of ubiquitous, everyday objects such as plastic bottles, glass jars, marbles, twine, cardboard boxes and other mass-produced items. It is less well known was that he was also a prolific draftsman who drew incessantly throughout his career. At the time of his death in 2016, Feher had assembled an archive of nearly 1,000 drawings―on napkins, discarded correspondence, restaurant menus, lined paper―which are now in the collection of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In hasty arrays of image and text, these drawings reflect the same singular wit and aesthetic sensitivity that underpinned all his work.
This monograph presents for the first time a selection of Feher's drawings: full of jokes, poems, schematic illustrations and the repeated images (such as a jug of water hung on cord) that would later populate his sculptural installations.