Saturday at fort gondo: “Conversed: John Cummins & Aron Fischer”

Posted by Fort Gondo on January 15, 2014 | Comments Off on Saturday at fort gondo: “Conversed: John Cummins & Aron Fischer”


John Steven Cummins & Aron Fischer
January 18 – February 8, 2014
Opening reception Saturday, January 18, 7-10 PM

at fort gondo (3151 Cherokee Street)

Conversed began as a six-month-long public conversation in sculpted and poetic form. One artist’s work responded to the other’s until a progressive blurring occurred — between the palpable and the metaphoric, the shared and the singular. Using text, wood, ceramics, found objects and textiles, the work increasingly concerns itself with the economy of meaningful exchange — as a producer of wasteless ephemera and better tools for discernment.

About the artists:

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Aron Fischer holds a BFA in drawing from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and is currently working towards an MFA in sculpture at the University of Missouri – Columbia. His artwork has been exhibited regionally and nationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

John Steven Cummins holds a BA in sociology with a concentration in gender studies from Grinnell College; an MFA in poetry of Columbia College, Chicago; and is currently a third year medical student working towards an MD at the University of Missouri – Columbia. His writing has been published in the Columbia Poetry Review, the Indiana Review, among other literary and medical research journals.

Aron and John are husbands who live and work together in Columbia, Missouri with their two dogs, Toby and Jack.

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fort gondo compound for the arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts forum founded in 2002.

3151 & 3155 Cherokee Street

St. Louis, MO   63118   |


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