American sculptor Tony Feher gets his first comprehensive retrospective at ''Tony Feher,'' a 20-year survey presented by Blaffer Art Museum. The exhibit includes 60 key works. His art, marked by a playful, even cheerful attitude, is made up of objects and materials that are ordinary and often disposable, such as with Enjoy, a box-like structure created from 350 red -plastic soda cases. There's also Untitled (Ruby Begonia) — pennies, nickels, dimes, and iridescent ruby-red marbles, also laid in a circle on the floor. Feher seemingly celebrates the materials in their natural state, rather than -trying to transform them.
''Tony Feher's work stands out as an oddly optimistic ode to hope,'' says Claudia Schmuckli, director and chief curator of Blaffer Art Museum via press materials. ''Its power to move us lies in the artist's [ability] to restore order and beauty where there is chaos and ugliness, and to celebrate the power of creativity as humanity's most powerful weapon and achievement.''
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Oct. 13. Continues through March 17, 2012