20 North Gallery Artist Talk: Craig Fisher and Dan Hernandez

Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by: Eric L. Hillenbrand | Category: Arts and Entertainment

Craig Fisher and Dan Hernandez of “In Otherworlds” to speak at free event

Toledo, OH—September 1, 2017. 20 North Gallery and the exhibiting artists of “In Otherworlds,” printmaker Craig Fisher and digital/new media painter Dan Hernandez, will be welcoming friends and collectors at a free Artist Talk Reception on Friday, September 22, from 6 - 9p.m. The reception will also feature a free hors d’ oeuvres and cash bar.

These two prominent, award-winning area artists will share reflections on their media, techniques and inspirations during this engaging and interactive event. The event begins at 6 p.m with an "open house" reception, light hors d' oeuvres and a cash bar by Venue. Craig Fisher will speak at 7 p.m. Dan Hernandez will speak at 7:30. Q&A sessions will follow each artist's remarks. Attendees may enjoy further refreshments and one-on-one conversation with the artists until 9 p.m.

The “In Otherworlds” exhibit features fantastical, intricate and meticulously rendered images of mystical themes—all incorporating classical symbolism to reference contemporary thought, culture and technology. The intaglio etchings and mezzotint prints by Craig Fisher blend classic architectural and landscape imagery that transitions from mechanical to organic to supernatural, on both macro and micro scale. The acrylic and ink-jet transfer paintings by Dan Hernandez intermingle the iconic imagery of European Renaissance and classical Asian painters with early video game design, portraying figures engaged in vibrant and energetic conflict.

20 North Gallery art director Condessa Croninger remarks, ‘Despite the dramatic differences in media, visual style and subject matter, the works of these two distinguished area artists juxtapose like themes of science & technology with spirituality, as well as the combination of old and new media, to explore the metaphysical concept of the “otherworld”—the varying layers of existence between humankind’s experience of the “real” world and the world of belief. This combination creates an intriguing, thought-provoking and unquestionably beautiful exhibit.’
The “In Otherworlds” exhibit continues through September 30, 2017.

Craig Fisher (Toledo, Ohio) received his Bachelor of Arts in fine art from The University of Toledo, School of Design in 1976, following two years of additional study in The Netherlands at the Pascal College, Zaandam, North Holland. He has worked in various positions as a technical Illustrator, graphic designer and, more recently, as a concept artist. For the past 15 years, he has helped develop business-to-business visual learning tools. Many of these “maps” and electronic supplemental visual graphics help guide groups of people (by way of metaphor) through complex processes, which include financial literacy, supply chain, site training and strategic alignment within institutional and commercial organizations. More recently, he has worked to develop learning tools that help millions of people world-wide learn to manage chronic disease states such as diabetes and congestive heart failure.
Craig Fisher is a passionate independent printmaker constantly exploring new and exciting ways to use today’s technology in the creative process while being faithful to time-honored printmaking practices. He is a member of Boston Printmakers at Emmanuel College and the Mid American Print Council.
Mr. Fisher works from his home studio, Ibis Press Studio, and has two solo and small-group gallery exhibits scheduled for 2017. His works have exhibited both nationally and abroad and are included in many public and private collections such as Purdue University (Lafayette, Indiana), the University of Dallas (Texas), the City of Toledo (Ohio) and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Japan).

Dan Hernandez (Toledo, Ohio) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000 from Northwest Missouri State (Maryville) and a Masters of Fine Arts in 2002 from American University (Washington, DC). He currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at The University of Toledo (Ohio).
Hernandez’s paintings utilize both traditional and new media techniques to explore the visual dialog between religion, mythology, and pop culture. In addition to exhibition in national and international solo and group exhibitions, Hernandez is represented at Kim Foster Gallery in New York City. His work is in numerous private collections, both national and international, and has been featured and critiqued in several distinguished publications, including ARTnews, HyperAllergic, Artillery Magazine, Arte Fuse, Gizmodo, and Der Spiegel. Dan Hernandez was twice selected for an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, in 2011 and 2015.

In addition to the “In Otherworlds” exhibit, 20 North Gallery continues to display glass, paintings, jewelry and artists’ cards by noted artists of the region.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4p.m. Patrons also have extended opportunities to enjoy the exhibition during after-gallery hours at Venue, 20 North Gallery’s cocktail lounge, which is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 4:30 to 9 p.m.

To view an online exhibition catalogue of “In Otherworlds”: visit www.20northgallery.com

What: “In Otherworlds” art exhibit
Where: 20 North Gallery, 18 N. St. Clair Street, (Downtown) Toledo, Ohio 43604, 419-241-2400
When: July 7 – September 30, 2017
Gallery Hours
Wednesday – Saturday:
Noon – 4 p.m.
and By Appointment

Free Artist Talk Reception — Friday, September 22, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.
For More Information Contact: Condessa Croninger (Art Director) or visit www.20northgallery.com
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Press Release Contact Name: Eric L. Hillenbrand
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Press Release Contact Phone: 419-241-2400
Organization Name: 20 North Gallery & Venue
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Organization Address: 18 N. St. Clair Street, Toledo, OH, 43604