Rob Fischer

American, b. 1968 Minneapolis, MN; lives and works in New York, NY

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

2008

steel, mirror, glass, paint, and lightbulb

Museum purchase, by exchange: John Bryant and Patricia Bauman

2009.012

Rob Fischer’s sculptures refer to the vernacular structures of his native Minnesota landscape: ice houses, cabins, dumpsters, and in this case, fishing boats. They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? is abstracted and upended, its sides pulled apart, its glass and mirrored skin cracked and unevenly reflecting the world around it. Handmade from found materials and industrial scrap, Fischer’s rusted, beat-up boat evokes thoughts on longevity, decay, tradition, and transience.