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"New Paintings by Vernon Fisher"
2006-11-18 until 2006-12-22
Mark Moore Gallery
Santa Monica, CA, USA United States of America

Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to announce new paintings by Vernon Fisher. Addressing the everyday business of living, Fisher's multi-media paintings engage with a narrative conceptualism which when placed over a deliberately misleading grid system imply that the intent is an informational attempt to solidify meaning. Fisher of course, positively dismisses this possibility via the fluid and interconnected juxtapositions of images and text, which undermine static and singular readings.

A mixture of factuality's, personal reflection and prognostication, memories and ruminations, which face the problem of navigating meaning in the world, often with a self-depreciating humor, Fisher's constant invention keep one's attention locked into the complex dialogue that intrigues him too.

Fisher was included in the 2000 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and was the subject of a one-person exhibition at The Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Fisher is included in major public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Mark Moore Gallery is also pleased to announce new sculpture by Chris Tallon.

Historically, the use of tools has defined the separation from humanity and the animal kingdom. Inherently a human characteristic designed to control and organize the world around us, tools allow humans to go forth and conquer nature, for good or ill, representing the physical strength, and extreme weakness, of humanity.

In the sculptural work of Chris Tallon we see several key contemporary issues arise from paper and cardboard constructions, posting notice of a rising uncertainty within the American culture for its male populace. The selection of mass produced utilitarian tools made in fragile materials as personalized sculptures, as objects we identify with, begins a dualistic dialogue within the works which address ideas of this masculinity, its constructed and ultimately unstable nature and its eventual transience.

A graduate of the UCLA department of art and architecture, Tallon has previously exhibited at Raid Projects, Los Angeles, UCLA Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, and Borusan Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.


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