Working in Los Angeles since the mid-1960s, Morgan Fisher has a long history of applying a conceptual eye and mind to the materials and technologies of Hollywood. Morgan Fisher / Passing Time, is the first exhibition of Fisher’s work to bring the full range of his endeavors into sharp focus in the city where he lives.
“Of course we know that without the artist there isn’t a work,” Fisher has stated. “But at least construction, and the performative within construction, enact the wish to reduce the visibility of this unavoidable fact.”
With a precise arrangement of photographs, videos, works on paper, and a key series of paintings, the show aims to elucidate Fisher’s steadfast pursuit of non-subjective, non-compositional things and methods; nevertheless, it also displays the figure of the artist as a stubborn, although frequently occluded, effect of his pursuit.
The exhibition spotlights the career of an elusive Los Angeles éminence grise, providing, in a moment of extreme self-obsession and celebrity branding, an opportunity to reflect upon other ways of constructing the aesthetic—matters that deserve thought.
Curated by Bruce Hainley and Sohrab Mohebbi with Carmen Amengual, curatorial assistant. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication edited by Bruce Hainley and Sohrab Mohebbi.
MORGAN FISHER: Passing Time
Exhibition Dates: October 25, 2018 – February 16, 2019
Screening of films by Morgan Fisher followed by a conversation with the artist: November 4, 2018, at 3pm
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012