Six dice in ascending order on a red banana leaf in the sun. Dice are lined up with floor tile seams.

Celeste Fichter, Score pad (2023). C-print. 20 x 16 in.

Celeste Fichter holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of the Visual Arts in New York City. She has had solo exhibitions at 57W57 Arts (NYC), Point of Contact Gallery at Syracuse University, Go North Gallery (Beacon, NY), PH Gallery (NYC), and the Boyden Gallery at St Mary's College, MD. Her work has also been in group exhibitions at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Islip Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and the Village Voice. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

A driving force in my work involves an insistence on the power of modesty. The objects I employ are of the humble and non-essential variety and are about the sorts of details typically overlooked or unattended. In the process of creating new order, I examine how our consumer culture defines value as most of the material I use is without monetary worth or cultural merit. Recontextualizing artless actors allows me to highlight their importance and expose the randomness of how value is assigned. To me the championing of the underdog is a political act. All the choices I make in the production of a work reflect this core concern. How a photograph is printed, the subject that is drawn, the previous use of the life implicit in a found object, and how the work is exhibited is part of the message and is spoken in the same vernacular as the idea that drove it there.

Visitors will see current work in process.