Rob Fischer

November 27, 2009 - April 1, 2010



Brooklyn-based artist Rob Fischer salvages material from abandoned buildings and junkyards and reconfigures them into large-scale sculptural environments that weave past histories into the present. For the Hammer's Lobby Wall, Fischer used recycled wooden floorboards from the gymnasium of a derelict school in southern Minnesota to create a labyrinth-like mural that winds around sculptures made of hand-painted and screen-printed signs and panes of glass. Inspired by the American mythology of the road trip, rooted in notions of freedom and self-discovery, as well as the thousands of miles of interstate highways that connect our cities and small towns,the overlapping and intersecting floorboards are like a map of a fantastical roadway.

This exhibition is organized by Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood.


Hammer Projects is made possible with major gifts from Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Additional generous support is provided by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, L A Art House Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and the David Teiger Curatorial Travel Fund.


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