Sep 09 2021
Nov 13 2021
Andrew Fish: Retro Pictures

Andrew Fish: Retro Pictures

Presented by Childs Gallery at Childs Gallery

Andrew Fish returns to Childs Gallery for his second solo exhibition, Retro Pictures, on view September 9 through November 13, 2021. The exhibition explores Fish’s upbringing, adolescence, and adulthood as part of Generation X, whose members straddled the 20th and 21st centuries as analog children and digital adults. Retro Pictures is a personal journey for Fish – an introspective look at events and images of the 1980s and 90s that helped shape him – but includes many recognizable hallmarks, icons, and flashpoints of the period that speak broadly to a collective sense of memory.

Seeking what it means to be a Gen-Xer artist at midlife, Fish navigates through self-exploration as it relates to the events, ideas, attitudes, and products prevalent in the era of his adolescence. Retro Pictures, therefore, functions as a sort of pictorial autoethnography, in which Fish’s personal experiences are connected to wider cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings. By retroactively looking at, and subsequently painting, past experiences, Fish investigates how the influence of pop culture, popular thought, and the environment shaped not only his contemporaneous experiences, but also established hopes, fears, and perspectives that continue to this day.

An opening reception will be held Thursday, September 9, 4pm to 8pm. Please RSVP to to attend.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 617-266-1108


Dates & Times

2021/09/09 - 2021/11/13

Location Info

Childs Gallery

168 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116