Right in tandem with the kickoff to the fall art season, Vernon Fisher‘s “K-Mart Conceptualism” – a retrospective of work from over thirty years at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (TX) – opened to a warm reception by both press and attendees alike.
With positive review from both the Star-Telegram and D Magazine, among others, “K-Mart Conceptualism” acts as an astute survey of the artist’s career to date. The substantial catalogue, with contributions by Frances Colpitt, Michael Auping and Ned Rifkin, can be purchased here in case you’re unable to view the exhibition in person (which remains open through January 2, 2011).
With his upcoming retrospective exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (opening September 25, 2010), Vernon Fisher is making the proverbial rounds.
Fisher is currently in Dunn and Brown Contemporary’s (Dallas, TX) summer group show, “Floor Plan,”alongside Tara Donovan, Joseph Havel, Annette Lawrence, Amy Myers, Nic Nicosia, Matthew Sontheimer and Erick Swenson; on view through August 21. Simultaneously, Fisher is partaking in the Blanton Museum of Art‘s “Book Club,” for which he has selected four books relevant to his practice to discuss and with museum patrons. Should you be in the Austin area, and discontent with your own book club’s selections, drop by the museum to chat with Vernon about his literary influences:
July 15th, 7PM: Reality Isn’t What It Used to Be by Walter Truett Anderson
August 19th, 7PM: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
September 16th, 7PM: The Elizabethan World Picture by E.M.W. Tillyard
October 21st, 7PM: The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
Hit up your local library or Amazon account if you want to read along…
Opening April 15 and on view through June 15, 2010, Vernon Fisher will have a solo exhibition of work at Seomi & Tuus Gallery (Seoul, Korea). Focusing primarily on the artist’s blackboard, globe and map-based works, the show will feature over a dozen works, and several studio-fresh blackboard paintings.
The show will act as an international preview to the artist’s upcoming retrospective exhibit at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth (TX) this fall, entitled “K-Mart Conceptualism.” On view September 25, 2010 – January 2, 2011, the exhibition will survey Fisher’s work to date by utilizing pieces from prominent collections around the world. Says the museum:
“The exhibition will showcase the early collages that combine abstract painting, text, and image; and a selection of many of the artist’s best-known blackboard paintings, in which a faux blackboard surface is used as the ground for realistic, painted vignettes adjacent to fragments of different stories that suggest variously ambiguous meanings. A number of large, room-sized installations will also be included.”
For more information, please visit the websites of the museum and Seomi & Tuus Gallery.
Dunn and Brown Contemporary (Dallas, TX) will host their 10th Anniversary Exhibition November 5 – December 19, 2009, featuring work by MMG’s Vernon Fisher as well as William Wegman, Amy Myers and over thirty others.
If you’re in the area, swing by the opening reception on Thursday, November 5 from 6 – 8 pm!
We’re thrilled to announce that Dallas Contemporary announced its 17th Annual Contemporary Legends Awardees, and alongside Nash Flores and Arlene and John Dayton, MMG’s Vernon Fisher will be honored.
The Grand Event takes place Thursday, September 17, 2009, 6:30 ~ 9 pm, for which tickets are available.
The general opening reception for the honorees’ exhibition is Friday, September 25, 2009
7 ~ 9 pm; so if you find yourself near Dallas, we encourage you to swing by.
For even details, or further information on the Contemporary Legends Award, please visit the Dallas Contemporary website.
Julie Heffernan, Dimitri Kozyrev and Vernon Fisher will all have work featured in the upcoming show “Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord Between Nature and Society” at the Tuscon Musuem of Art in Tuscon, AZ. The show opens on February 28th and runs until June 28th, 2009. For more information please visit the Museum’s website.