Vernon Fisher

Mrz 25, 2013

Los Angeles

Marking the tenth solo presentation with Mark Moore, his new body of work showcases some of the Vernon Fisher’s most iconic techniques from his nearly forty five-year career. Reckoning with disjointed streams of consciousness and the non-sequiturs of modern psychology, Fisher investigates the fluidity of the mind at work with endless fascination and a comic’s sensibility.

Fisher’s preoccupation with archive, information transmission, memory, and taxonomy stems from an early interest in how people make sense of the world. His hallmark blackboard paintings recall pedagogical lessons or speculative renderings, oftentimes replacing sequential logic with “disordered notations” analogous to excerpts from an unrepressed mindscape. Often weaving literary references, pop cultural imagery, and cartography with his own symbolic lexicon, Fisher renounces the convention of a singular, autonomous narrative in favor of a seemingly endless metonymic chain. Often contextualized within a postmodern lineage, Fisher’s work shares affinities with Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg, as expounded in Frances Colpitt’s monograph essay for Vernon Fisher (University of Texas Press, 2010) – which was produced in tandem with Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism, his career retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

Mark Moore Gallery

March 23 – April 27, 2013
5790 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232