Tony Feher, Take It Up With Tut, Found objects, painted wood, and plastic crates, 182.9 x 269.2 x 127 cm

Tony Feher

Bronx, New York

Bronx Museum of the Arts

Tony Feher likes to keep it simple. As a touring retrospective, most recently at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, amply demonstrated, his unpretentious arrangements of the cast-off detritus of daily life—plastic bags and bottles, paper, pennies, wire, coat hangers, Styrofoam, string, marbles, jar lids—speak poetically of the material world, communal circumstance, and labor. Performing or perhaps re-forming daily rituals, his sculptures compulsively call us to order and to play. Unassuming yet slyly insistent, nonchalant, ephem­eral, at times hardly there, Feher’s work makes us stop and look again. Circulating narratives of service and disposal, most, if not all, of the items that Feher chooses for his pieces have long since been divested of their original purpose.…see the entire review in the print version of January/February’s Sculpture magazine.

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