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Artist Opening Reception: Retrospective of Ted Fish’s Art
May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Come join us in the Paquette Gallery at the SteamPlant for the opening show of works from artist Ted Fish. Admission is free. Complimentary beverages and snacks.
Artist Info: Ted Fish
Ted Fish, my husband, died unexpectedly just over two years ago leaving a rather large portfolio of work. Ted is generally known for ceramic heads or the cement head in the river (now in the SteamPlant Sculpture Garden); however, he also painted in acrylic and other mediums and sculpted in stone.
Several friends and fellow artists suggested I put together a retrospective show of his work. Two years later I finally got it together and this is what you see today.
I hope you enjoy the work and remember Ted with a smile.
By Ted Fish
Ted drew his inspiration from cultures around the world and interpreted them for the contemporary viewer. Over 20 years ago, Ted realized that if he did not start creating art, he never would; thus, began his experimentation with clay. After receiving a BFA with a concentration in ceramics (his second useless degree, the first being a BA in political science), he began sculpting heads in clay, stone, and concrete, and painting in acrylic and water color.
All of his work resulted from his interest in the power of primitive and ancient art and how such art connects the contemporary, meditative and contemplative mind. Images from 30,000 years of art in places throughout the world, such as Egypt, South America, Africa, and Polynesia, are connected with real life experiences. Sculpting and painting objects allowed him to find in an interior space, a response beyond the intellect, an emotional reaction. For him it is created life out of nothing.
Several of his contemporary primitive works are included in Lark Books 2004 publication, 500 Figures in Clay. He won the Laguna Clay Award at the “Colorado Clay Exhibition, 2003”, Foothills Art Center. Ted’s work has been shown in many exhibitions and galleries including Obsidian Gallery, Tucson AZ; Red Brick Art Center, Aspen, CO; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; St. Petersburg Clay National, Florida; San Antonio Potters Guild, Texas; Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver; and “The STAGE Gallery, Massapequa, NY. He exhibited a solo show at the Lakewood Cultural Center in Colorado.
Ted’s Contemporary Primitives can be found at cultureclash Gallery in Salida, Colorado and Gallery Art Post in Coaldale, Colorado.