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One of the ornaglyphs by Mindy Fisher that are now on display at Main Street Arts in Saxtons River.

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Art of Mindy Fisher on display at Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER—The artwork of Mindy Fisher is on display at Main Street Arts through Feb. 5 in a show she has titled “Ornaglyphology.”

An artist reception will be held Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Fisher describes her paintings as ornaglyphs, each a spontaneous experiment, with color and shapes colliding. Her surreal, gouache paintings feature a crazy cast of bird-like characters and a hieroglyphic language that is open to interpretation.

“The paintings started off as comic panels,” she explained in a news release, “and have now morphed into clustered, layered abstract paintings.”

She hopes viewers will get lost and find new things as they experience her work.

Now living in Vermont, Fisher grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, moving to Chicago in 1998 to study set design at Columbia College. While there, she also worked on painting, cartooning, and animation.

She has shown her work in Chicago, Cincinnati, Rutland, Lafayette, La., Portland, Ore., and Clifton Springs, N.Y. She recently participated in Vermont Studio Center’s Artist Week residency.

This past summer, she opened a studio in the Exner Block in Bellows Falls.

Further information about the art show is available at, on Facebook, or at 802-869-2960.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #543 (Wednesday, January 8, 2020). This story appeared on page B4.

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